Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Le Curé d'Ars

"When John Baptist Mary Vianney was about to be sent to the small parih of Ars - a tiny place of two hundred and thirty inhabitants - the Vicar-General of the diocese told him: "There is not much love for God in that parish; you will have to try to introduce it." And that is precisely what he did; he set aflame those peasants and countless other souls besides with the love for the Lord he bore in his heart. He was not very learned, healthy or wealthy. . ., but his personal sanctity, his union with God, worked the required miracle."
Fr. Francis Fernandez, In Conversation with God, Vol. 7

Today, on this the memorial of Saint Jean Vianney, the Curé d'Ars, remember to pray to this holy patron of clergy that he would intercede on their behalf and help them to be holy and faithful priests. Pray especially for all priests who have brought Christ to you through the Sacraments.