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August 4, 2009

St. John Vainney

My little children, your hearts, are small, but prayer stretches them and makes them capable of loving God. Through prayer we receive a foretaste of heaven and something of paradise comes down upon us. Prayer never leaves us without sweetness. It is honey that flows into the souls and makes all things sweet. When we pray properly, sorrows disappear like snow before the sun.

--Saint John Vianney

Today is the feast of St. John Vianney, and as it is also the year for Priests, I think we should note this day especially. Saint John Vianney is one of the greatest saints of our time, and a model for all Christians, not just for priests. As a parish priest, we should look to him to help us in dealing with our own pastors, and in praying for our pastors that they comfort, strengthen and encourage as needed and willed by God.

St. John Vianney, pray for us!

1 comment:

Julian said...

Thanks for reminding me!

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