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St. John the Evangelist Church, Philadelphia

St. John the Evangelist Church - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
St. John the Evangelist Church
21 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107Map
+1 215 563 5432
Neighborhood: Center City
Overview

Founded in 1830, this Catholic church serves the heart of Philadelphia by providing worship services and prayer. St. John Neumann, who is remembered for his efforts to establish a parochial school system in Philadelphia and for his devoted care toward immigrants, was consecrated here in 1852. His funeral was held at this church in 1860. William Penn's great-great grandson, Thomas Penn Gaskell, is buried in the cemetery next to the church. A statue of Mary, erected in 1857 survived an 1899 fire.

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