Meet Our Patron: St. John Vianney

~Cure of Ars

~Patron Saint of Parish Priests

St. John Vianney was a Catholic Priest in France in the 19th Century. After he was appointed to the town of Ars, he lived a lifestyle of radical prayer and fasting in order to bring his town to conversion. After word of this holy priest spread throughout France, up to 20,000 pilgrims each year came to Ars in order to receive his counsel. In the latter years of his life, St. John Vianney spent anywhere from 12-18 hours a day in the confessional and to this day is recognized as the patron saint of all parish priests. St. John Vianney, pray for us!

"Only after the Last Judgment will Mary get any rest; from now until then, she is much too busy with her children."

-St. John Vianney