He is the patron saint of parish priests. Because of the French Revolution, Vianney received little education.
Prayer to St . John the Baptist. I . O God, who hast made this day to be honorable in our eyes by the commemoration of blessed John the Baptist, grant unto Thy people the grace of spiritual joy, and direct the minds of all Thy faithful into the way of everlasting salvation.
” Saint Joseph, Patron of departed souls – pray for me. (Mention your intention) Amen.”
On 3 October 1874 Pope Pius IX proclaimed him “venerable”; on 8 January 1905, Pope Pius X declared him Blessed and proposed him as a model to the parochial clergy. In 1925 John Mary Vianney was canonized by Pope Pius XI, who in 1929 made him patron saint of parish priests.
The first part is pronounced very quickly and smoothly with equal emphasis on all parts. Has also been used as a female forename. Originally of Latin origins, meaning, ‘alive’. Pronounce Names.
Saint John of God is the Patron Saint of Heart Disease .
When he finished, one of his disciples said, “ Lord , teach us to pray…” It is amazing that the disciples did not ask Jesus to teach them how to tell a parable, multiply the loaves, or heal the sick; but they asked him to teach them to pray.
In addition to being the patron saint of travelers, Saint Christopher is believed to protect people from epilepsy, lightning, storms, pestilence, and floods.
Saint Raphael the Archangel serves as the patron saint of healing . Unlike most saints , Raphael was never a human being who lived on Earth. Instead, he has always been a heavenly angel.
” Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.”
Vianney is part of a phenomenon known in the Catholic Church as ” incorrupt saints.” This involves a group of saints whose bodies never decompose, even if it has been years since the person’s death. The priest’s popularity grew even after his death, and continues to be an inspiration for priests.
The name ” Cure of Ars ” (pronounced cure -ay of ahrs) brought requests from readers of the Herald as to its meaning and origin following a story in the Nov. To eliminate confusion, another church with the name “St. John” would cause, the name ” Cure of Ars ” was chosen which is French for “Priest of Ars “.