St. John Nepomucene

St. John Nepomucene was born around 1340 in Bohemia. He became a priest who converted many people through his preaching. He was counselor and advocate of the poor in King Wenceslaus IV’s court. St. John was a confessor to the queen and was imprisoned for not telling the king what the queen said in her confession. The king had St. John executed in 1393 when he continued to refuse to tell the king about the queen’s confession. St. John Nepomucene is patron saint of confessors.

Catholic Review

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