Happy Feast Day
 Saint John Vianney
 The Cure d'Ars
 1786 - 1859
 Feast Day...

Happy Feast Day
Saint John Vianney
The Cure d'Ars
1786 – 1859
Feast Day: August 4 (New), August 8 (Trad)
Patronage: all priests
After many obstacles and suffering, St. John Mary Vianney ( Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney) became one of the most celebrated parish priests in the Catholic Church. He fought for souls in his small town in Ars, France by fasting, praying and hearing confessions until the wee hours of the morning. He converted many souls and because of this, the Devil often tempted him in the middle of the night, but he was so strong and so rooted in prayer that he was able to triumph. It is said that the Devil once told St. John Vianney, "If there were three such priests as you, my kingdom [in France] would be ruined."
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