Tag: Cure of Ars

Recognizing ourselves as sinners

Recognizing ourselves as sinners

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | August 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Last Friday, the archdiocese celebrated the feast day of our secondary patron, St. John Vianney, the famous Curé of Ars and the patron of all parish priests. He was designated secondary patron — after our primary patron, St. Paul — in 1962 at the request of our fifth archbishop, Archbishop Leo Binz.

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Patron of priests among greatest confessors

Patron of priests among greatest confessors

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

St. John Vianney, whose feast day is Aug. 4, is also known as St. Jean Baptiste Marie Vianney and the Cure of Ars. He was born in 1786 in Lyons, France, into a devout Catholic family. It was a time of terrible upheaval. The French Revolution was under way, churches were being closed and priests were being killed.

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