August 4: ST. JOHN MARIE VIANNEY. Patron of Universal Clergy.


August 4: ST. JOHN MARIE VIANNEY Patron of Priests. Short bio + prayer Born near Lyons, France, St. John (1786-1859) was ordained priest in Grenoble and assigned to the parish of Ars where he spent most of his life. Nearly refused admittance into the seminary due to ‘his ignorance,’ then denied ordination for failing the…

HOLY THURSDAY: PRAYER FOR PRIESTS


HOLY THURSDAY: PRAYER FOR PRIESTS As we commemorate today the Institution of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, let us thank God for the gift of priesthood, pray for our priests and ask for more priestly vocations all over the world. Gracious and loving God, we thank your for the gift of our priests. Through them,…