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…

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…