Important Dates

 

1181/82
Birth of Francis Bernardone
 
1193/94
Birth of Clare Offreducio
   
1202
Francis imprisoned during the war between Assisi and Perugia
   
1205/06
Francis encounters the leper
   
1206
At San Damiano, Francis receives the instruction to “Repair the Church”
   
1209
Approval of the Franciscan Rule of Life
   
1212
Clare joins Francis and forms an Order of religious women
   
1219
Francis meets Muslim Sultan Malek al-Kamil
   
1223
Christmas celebration at Greccio
   
1224

Francis receives the Stigmata at La Verna

   
1225

Francis composes the Canticle of the Creatures

   
1226
October 3: Death of Francis
   
1228
July 16: Canonization of St. Francis of Assisi
   
1253
August 11: Death of Clare
   
1255
August 15: Canonization of St. Clare of Assisi
   
1811
March 28: Birth of John Neumann
   
1824
November 14: Birth of Anna Maria Boll (Mother Francis Bachmann)
   
1836
Ordination of John Neumann in New York
   
1842
Father John Neumann becomes a Redemptorist priest
   
1851
Death of Anthony Bachmann
   
1852
Neumann becomes fourth Bishop of Philadelphia
   
1855
Founding of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
   
1860
January 5: Death of Bishop John Neumann
   
1863
June 30: Death of Mother Francis Bachmann
   
1871
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia purchase Aston property
   
1872
Sisters of St. Francis open Our Lady of Angels Normal School
   
1917
Summer school opened with college classes approved
   
1958
Sisters of St. Francis begin formal process for establishing a four-year college
   
1964
Groundbreaking for Our Lady of Angels College
   
1965
March 3:  College Charter signed; Classes begin in September
   
1977
June 19:  Canonization of Saint John Neumann
   
1980
OLA College becomes coeducational; name changed to Neumann College
   
1994
Approval for Residence program; Living and Learning Centers I, II, and III opened in 1997, 1999, 2002 respectively
   
2005
Neumann College celebrates its 40th Anniversary; The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia celebrate their 150th Anniversary
   
2009
Neumann College becomes Neumann University
   
2009
Dedication of Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development