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St. John Neumann, the Common Man’s Saint

By: Jeanne Kun

St. John Neumann, the Common Man’s Saint by Jeanne Kun

What would the future hold for him, wondered young John Neumann as he gazed at the New York harbor from the deck of the Europa, the ship that had just brought him across the Atlantic in a rough, forty-day voyage.

Soon the Bohemian “mountain boy” was tramping the streets of the city, searching for the residence of Bishop John Dubois, less than a...

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