- Gerry Straub (from his blog today, the Feast of the Curé of Ars)
Today is the Feast of the Curé of Ars, the parish priest assigned to a forgotten farmers' village. The simplicity of his life and acceptance of his limited natural knowledge, drew people from all over France to his confessional. He spent 17 hours a day hearing confessions. It is said that he could read peoples' souls. He was a guide for the down-trodden and broken people of the world.
His body remains incorrupt.
More on St. John Vianney is HERE.
Note: I do not usually write about saints in this blog. I think that St. Benedict Joseph Labre, the patron saint of tramps, is the only other one. Interestingly, the Vianney's were a family who gave hospitality to the poor and Benedict Joseph Labre as he passed through their French town.