Sunday, July 5, 2020

St John Nepomucene – Feast Day: March 20 – Saint of the Day

St John Nepomucene Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

St John Nepomucene Profile. Born: 1340 in the Czech Republic, Europe. Worked in the Czech Republic. Died: 20 March 1393 in the Czech Republic. Feast Day is celebrated on March 20.
The Feast of Saint John Nepomucene – Saint of the Day

St John Nepomucene Biography

Date of Birth 1340
Country of Birth Czech Republic of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work Czech Republic
Date of Death 20 March 1393
Place of Death Czech Republic
Feast Day March 20
Beatification Beatified by Pope Innocent XIII on 31 May 1721
Canonization Canonized by Pope Benedict XIII on 19 March 1729
Patron Saint of Bohemia
running water
against calumnies
against slander
bridge builders
against floods
against indiscretions
Czech Republic
for discretion
for good confession
Prague, Czech Republic, archdiocese of

St John Nepomucene Biography

He was also known as:

  • John Wolflin
  • Jan Nepomucký
  • John Nepomucen
  • Martyr of the Confessional
  • John of Nepomuk
  • Johannes von Nepomuk

St John Nepomucene was born in 1340 AD at Nepomuk, Bohemia (in the modern Czech Republic). When he was a child, he was cured by the prayers of his parents. They then consecrated him to God. He was a Priest and was Known as a great preacher who converted thousands. principal deputy of Prague (in the modern Czech Republic). John was also a counselor and advocate of the poor in the court of King Wenceslaus IV. John refused several bishoprics.

He was a Confessor to the queen and he taught her to bear the cross of her ill-tempered husband the king. He was then imprisoned for refusing to disclose the queen‘s confession to the king. When he continued to honor the seal of the confessional, he was ordered to be executed. Symbol of Bohemian nationalism. His image has now been used in art as a symbol of the sacrament of Confession, and many bridges in Europe bear his likeness as their protector.

St John Nepomucene