Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Saint John Mary Vianney. Confessor. Feast Day 9 August.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint John Mary Vianney. 
   Confessor. 
   Feast Day 9 August.

Double.

White Vestments.


English: Stained-Glass Window of Saint John Mary Vianney.
The Parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Jouarre, France.
Deutsch: Bleiglasfenster in der katholischen Pfarrkirche
Saint-Pierre-et-Saint Paul, 
Frankreich. 
Darstellung: hl. Jean-Marie Vianney.
Photo: 30 May 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Reinhardhauke
(Wikimedia Commons)

John Baptist Mary Vianney was born at Dardilly, near Lyons, France, on 8 May 1786. After many difficulties, he received Holy Priesthood in August 1815. He was Parish Priest of Ars, France, for nearly forty-two years.

He became a model for all his Brethren, in The Sacerdotal Ministry, by his pastoral zeal, and by the unflagging ardour of his Prayer and Penance.

Sitting for up to sixteen hours a day in The Confessional, he healed Souls and sometimes bodies, as well. His simple Catechism Preaching touched the hearts of adults, as well as those of children. Meanwhile, he chastised his body as an Act of Reparation and Impetration for sinners.

He died on 4 August 1859. He was Beatified in 1905 by Pope Saint Pius X, who had been a Parish Priest, and Canonised by Pope Pius XI in 1925.

Mass: Os justi.
Commemoration: Of The Vigil of Saint Laurence and of Saint Romanus.


English: Stained-Glass Window of Saint John Mary Vianney.
The Church of Saint Germain, Saint-Germain-les-Belles, France.
Deutsch: Bleiglasfenster in der Kirche Saint-Germain in Saint-Germain-les-Belles im Département Haute-Vienne in der Region Centre (Frankreich): Darstellung: hl. Jean-Marie Vianney.
Photo: 28 June 2013.
Source: Own work.
Author: Reinhardhauke
(Wikimedia Commons)


Saint John Vianney.
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[Editor. Note that Saint John Vianney, Patron Saint of all Parish Priests, had a deep Devotion to Saint Philomena. There is a Solemn High Mass on Friday, 11 August 2011, 1930 hrs, for The Feast Day of Saint Philomena, at Saint Austin and Saint Gregory Catholic Church, Margate, Kent. Parish Priest: Fr. Finigan.]

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