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Landmark: National Shrine of Saint John Neumann

On the Northern Liberties tour.

John Nepomucene Neumann (Shrine)
* Statue of John Nepomucene Neumann
* small standing people, symbols
* inscription:
Front of the statue:
Blessed John Neumann C. SS. R.
Fourth Bishop of Philadephia
Side of the statue:
In memory of Joanne Swiggard [or Swiccard]
Plaque on the base:
"Give Me Holiness"
John N. Neumann
Born March 28, 1811
Ordained Priest June 25, 1836
Became a Redemptorist January 16, 1842
Consecrated Bishop, March 25, 1852
Died January 5, 1860
Declared Heroic in Virtue December 11, 1921
Declared Blessed October 13, 1963
Canonized June 19, 1977
* Outside the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann. South side of Girard, East of 5th.
* 39.97000,-75.144700 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's John Nepomucene Neumann page




National Shrine of Saint John Neumann Entrance Plaques
1979 (best guess based on 1979 commemoration)
* bas-relief busts of Pope John Paul II and John Nepomucene Neumann
* small heads
* inscription:
left:
St. John N. Neumann
C. SS. R.
Fourth Bisop of Philadelphia
1852-1860
right:
Remberance of
the visit of
Pope John Paul II
to the National Shrine
of St. John Neumann
October 4, 1979
* Either side of the entrance. National Shrine of Saint John Neumann. Southest corner 5th and Girard.
* 39.97000,-75.144850 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Pope John Paul II page
+wikipedia.org's John Nepomucene Neumann page


See Also

+The National Shrine of Saint John Neumann