St. John Vianney, Priest (Patron of priests) Feast day - August 4 Universally known as the "Cure of Ars)," St. John Mary Vianney was ordained a priest in 1815. Three years later he was made parish priest of Ars, a remote French hamlet, where his reputation as a confessor and director of souls made him known throughout the Christian world. His life was one of extreme ... continue reading
St. John Vianney on following Christ: "You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions" "I tell you that you have less to suffer in following the Cross than in serving the world and its pleasures." "If people would do for God what they do for the world, what a great number of Christians would go to Heaven."