Sunday, August 12, 2007

Saint for August 4

Saint John Mary Vianney

"We must always choose the most perfect. Two good works present themselves to be done, one in favour of a person we love, the other in favour of a person who has done us some harm. Well, we must give preference to the latter."-Saint John Mary Vianney


Saintly Pastor of Ars and splendid model of all servants of souls, you were considered not very bright, but you possessed the wisdom of the Saints. You were a true pontifex, a bridge-builder, between God and his people as countless penitents streamed to your confessional. Inspire all priests to be dedicated mediators between God and his people in our day. Amen.

Venerated on the 26th of July 1896
Beatified on the 8th of January 1905
Canonized on the 31st of May 1925

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