St. John Neumann (1811-1860)
John lived in Bohemia until he came to America in 1836. Having already completed his studies, he was ordained soon after he arrived. He was a parish priest in Buffalo for four years before joining the Redemptorists in Pittsburgh. He built fifty churches and opened nearly a hundred schools, and was the first American man to be canonized.

Reflections from the Saints

A man must always be ready, for death comes when and where God wills it.
– St. John Neumann