(Blessed) (September 3) (19th century) The famous “Cure d’Ars.” Born A.D. 1786, he, after the troubles of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars, was ordained priest. He toiled all his life as Pastor of the obscure village of Ars in Central France, converting sinners and guiding numberless souls to God. The fame of his sanctity drew multitudes from all parts to seek help and spiritual comfort from him in his poor Presbytery. He died August 4, A.D. 1859, and was beatified by Pope Pius X (A.D. 1905).
- Monks of Ramsgate. “John Baptist Vianney”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 October 2013. Web. 25 May 2016. <>