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PHOTOS: Neumann relics visit National Shrine in Washington, D.C.

On what would have been St. John Neumann’s 201st birthday and the 160th anniversary of his consecration as a bishop, the traveling relics of our saint paid a special visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on March 28.

Fr. Matthew Allman was the homilist at the noon-time Mass at which the relics were formally welcomed by the shrine’s rector, Msgr. Walter Rossi. After Mass, the relics were displayed for individual, private veneration throughout the afternoon until a 5:15 p.m. Mass that ended the visit.

During the Neumann Year, the relics of the saint have visited several communities throughout the U.S. northeast, including Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City; St. Alphonsus Church in Baltimore; the diocese of Trenton, NJ; Buffalo, NY; and several parishes throughout Pennsylvania.