John Baptiste Marie Vianney was born the son of a poor French farmer
and grew up during a time of intense Church persecution. St. John
Vianney is most famously known as the "Curé (Pastor) of Ars" or the
"Patron of Parish Priests" for his gifts as a confessor and director of
souls. However, he remains an example to our children due to his
perseverance in overcoming struggles in his studies.
bishop noted that Vianney was a true model of goodness, filling his
words with charity and love and possessing great common sense.
goal of St. John Vianney's life was to live for the glory of God, the
salvation of his soul and the salvation of the souls around him. He
burned with love for Jesus and through him Jesus ignited many flames of