Sunday, 15 August 2010
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
After his ordination in 1815 he was sent to the village of Ars and was Parish Priest there for forty years.
He was most noted for his great love and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. As a Spiritual Director he attracted big numbers and spent many hours in the confessional.
He was canonised in 1925 by Pope Pius XI and declared Patron of Parish Priests.
St Jean Vianney's confessional.
Lord God, we thank you for the beauty and grace
of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Give us deeper faith in the power of this sacrament
to purify and renew our soul,
and grant us greater confidence in your boundless mercy.