Memorial of St John Vianney – Patron Saint of Priests

Memorial of St John Vianney - Patron Saint of Priests

As we celebrate the Memorial of St John Vianney, Patron of Priests, we recall St. Arnold's great love for his priestly vocation as we can see in his own words:
“My intention at every holy Mass is to be: Lord, make me a faithful and useful servant of yours! One who knows no other wish than to be: Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
“It is worth noting that this was something that was to mould his whole life: At every eucharistic celebration he wished to give himself totally to his Lord and Master anew. The Lord was to dispose of him, so that it was no longer he who lived, but Christ living in him (cf. Gal 2:20). When we contemplate Arnold's later life, totally dedicated to the incarnate Word, we can only marvel at how God accepted that prayer, the beginning to his priestly life.”
August 4, 2021
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