St. John Neumann was a Catholic bishop who was known for his devotion to education and his tireless work in establishing Catholic schools in the United States. He was also the founder of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis and was canonized as a saint in 1977. St. John Neumann is often invoked as the patron saint of Catholic schools and of immigrants, due to his own experience as an immigrant from Bohemia. The prayer to St. John Neumann is a powerful invocation of his intercession for those who are seeking guidance in their lives, particularly in the realm of education and spiritual growth.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for St John Neumann Prayer. May God Bless You!
St John Neumann Prayer 1
Banish the demon of despair! My devotion has vanished, my tears are dried up, thoughts of my angel and of my patron no longer soothe my troubled soul! Even Thy remembrance, my Savior, and that of Thy Blessed Mother, grow dim before my mental gaze. O Jesus, do not forsake me! Help me! Help me! I am resolved not to omit a single one of my devotions.
St John Neumann Prayer 2
O my Jesus,
I am poor ignorant young man, have become a shepherd in Thy sheepfold … Grant that not one of those confided to me be lost … Teach me to live, and, if needs be, to die for my people that they all may be saved, that they all may love Thy dear Mother.
St John Neumann Prayer 3
O Saint John Neumann,
Your ardent desire of bringing all souls to Christ impelled you to leave home and country; teach us to live worthily in the spirit of our Baptism which makes us all children of the one Heavenly Father and brothers of Jesus Christ, the first-born of the family of God.Obtain for us that complete dedication in the service of the needy, the weak, the afflicted and the abandoned which so characterized your life. Help us to walk perseveringly in the difficult and, at times, painful paths of duty, strengthened by the Body and Blood of our Redeemer and under the watchful protection of Mary our Mother.May death still find us on the sure road to our Father’s house with the light of living Faith in our hearts.
St John Neumann Prayer 4
St. John Neumann,
Obtain for me a solid faith in all the teachings of the Catholic Church, along with the light to know the emptiness of earthly possessions, along with the seriousness of my sins. Obtain for me also the special favor which I ask through your intercession with God.