August 4: ST. JOHN MARIA VIANNEY, Patron Saint of Parish Priests


  August 4: ST. JOHN MARIE VIANNEY Patron of Parish Priests “Saint Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney [the Curè d’Ars], was born on May 8, 1786 near Lyons, France. Nearly refused admittance into the seminary due to ‘his ignorance,’ then denied ordination for failing the exam, a good bishop finally recognized the sanctity of our simple Saint. ‘He…

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): THE TRAITS OF A GOOD SHEPHERD.


16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): THE TRAITS OF A GOOD SHEPHERD. The liturgical readings of this Sunday’s Mass revolve around the traits of JESUS AS THE GOOD SHEPHERD: whose “heart was moved with pity upon seeing the crowd like sheep without a shepherd” (Mk 6:34); who brings his flock to a “deserted place (cf Mk…