Curé d'Ars, the

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St Jean-Baptiste Marie Vianney (1786–1859). Ordained in 1815, from 1818 he was parish priest at Ars. At first from neighbouring villages and then from far afield all sorts of people sought his counsel and he spent long hours in the confessional. Feast day, 4 (formerly 9) Aug.

Subjects: Christianity.

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