St John Vianney
Patron Saint of Priests
Figurine comes nicely displayed in a clear fronted box with the the Story of the saint on the outside and a prayer card inside.
Saint John Mary Vianney is familiarly known as the Cure’ of Ars and as such is the heavenly patron of all parish priests.
He was born of poor parents in Dardilly, France, in 1786. He began his studies for the priesthood at the age of nineteen and only after many failures and difficulties was he ordained in 1815.
He was appointed pastor of the village of Ars where he labored for the rest of his life gaining a worldwide reputation as a priest who practiced great penance, exercised a wondrous power in the confessional, and softened the hearts of sinners by the preaching.
After many trials, not the least of which was an obsession by the devil, Father Vianney, exhausted by his labours and his penance, returned his soul to God in 1859. He was canonized in 1929.
Feast Day: August 4
Dear Saint John Vianney
Dear Saint John Vianney, your childhood dream was to be a priest, to win souls for God. You endured years of toil and humiliation to attain the Priesthood. You became a priest truly after God’s own heart, outstanding in humility and poverty; prayer and motification. Totally devoted to the service of God’s people. The Church has exalted you as model and patron saint of all Parish priests, trusting that your example and prayers will help them to live up to the high dignity of their vocation to be faithful servants of God’s people, to be perfect imitators of Christ the Saviour Who came not to be served buy to serve, the give His Life in ransom for many.
Material: Stone / Resin Mix
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