The Life of Blessed John B. Marie Vianney, Curé of Ars


Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, T.O.S.F., (8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859), commonly known in English as St John Vianney, was a French parish priest who is venerated in the Catholic Church as a saint and as the patron saint of all priests. He is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars". He became internationally notable for his priestly and pastoral work in his parish because of the radical spiritual transformation of the community and its surroundings. Catholics attribute this to his saintly life, mortification, his persevering ministry in the sacrament of confession, and his ardent devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to Saint Philomena.

This short biography of this beloved saint was written before he was canonized in 1925. (Summary Adapted from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Christianity - Biographies

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Introduction Ed Humpal
Play 01 Childhood and Youth of the Saintly Curé Ed Humpal
Play 02 The Good Pastor Phil Chenevert
Play 03 The 'House of Providence' and the Tribulations Phil Chenevert
Play 04 Pilgrimage to Ars Simon Brouwer
Play 05 Miracles wrought by the Curé of Ars Jill Clancy
Play 06 The Interior Life of the Blessed Curé Jill Clancy
Play 07 Death and Beatification of the Blessed Curé Jill Clancy
Play 08 Litany and Prayer in Honor of Blessed John B. Marie Vianney and Novena Jill Clancy