Guide by Cell

“Guide by Cell” at St. John Neumann Shrine is a guided audio tour available on your own cell phone. To take the tour, dial 215-866-1971 and use your phone—whether you’re at home or at the Shrine—to learn more about the Shrine.

While you’re on the phone, enter any item number from the list below, and you’ll hear a brief description given by one of our Redemptorist priests. Often people tour the Shrine and then refresh their memory of the visit by listening to the “Guide By Cell” tour at home.


Upper Church

  1. Welcome
  2. History of the upper church
  3. Redemptorist saints
  4. Stained-glass windows
  5. Paintings
  6. Stations of the Cross
  7. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel
  8. The reliquary
  9. The altar
  10. The organ


  1. History of the lower church/Shrine
  2. The crypt of St. John Neumann
  3. The miracles
  4. Eva’s miracle
  5. Kent’s miracle
  6. Michael’s miracle
  7. Mosaic of St. John Neumann
  8. Our Mother of Perpetual Help Mosaic

St. John Neumann Windows

  1. Baptism
  2. Missionary vocation and coming to America
  3. First Mass and frontier priest
  4. At home with the poor and the Indians
  5. First Redemptorist to profess vows in the U.S. missionary, Bl. Francis Seelos
  6. Fourth bishop of Philadelphia
  7. Religious communities
  8. Death
  9. Declared venerable and his canonization
  10. Catholic education
  11. Katharine Drexel
  12. John Paul II


  1. Timber frame
  2. The fountain
  3. The skylight, windowpanes, plants and natural stone
  4. The copper holy water font
  5. The reliquary
  6. The St. Alphonsus Liguori statue
  7. The St. John Neumann statue
  8. The healing of the paralytic stained glass
  9. The Assumption of the B.V.M stained glass
  10. Coat of arms stained glass
  11. The School Sisters of Notre Dame stained glass

Thank you for taking the time to listen to our “Guide by Cell” tour. We hope you enjoyed it, and we invite you to make a pilgrimage to the Shrine, “Where prayers are answered!”