New Catholic Dictionary – Saint John Nepomucene

detail of a stained glass window of Saint John Nepumocene; date and artist unknown; the confessional of Saint Aloysius Church, Columbus, Ohio; photographed on 12 April 2014 by Nheyob; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for souce imageArticle

Martyr, born Nepomuk, c.1340; died 1393. The legend recounts that his election as vicar-general of Bohemia aroused the rage of King Wenceslaus, who had him tortured and finally drowned in the river Moldau because he had refused to reveal to the king the queen’s confession. Patron of Bohemia, and of confessors. Canonized in 1729. Feast, 16 May.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint John Nepomucene”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 August 2018. Web. 26 February 2021. <>