Monday, October 26, 2009

Bl. John XXIII on St. John Vianney

Fifty years ago, Pope John XXIII wrote an encyclical about St. John Vianney.  Back in June, Pope Benedict XVI began the Year for Priests and drew attention to this priest-saint, whom he named the patron saint of all priests.

Bl. Pope John XXIII's encyclical was Sacerdotii Nostri Primordia, and I recommend it if you'd like a papal "biography" of St. John Vianney and an explanation of why he is such a model for priests.

1 comment:

RichnHim said...

Speaking from the Protestant world, St. Vianney is a model all our ministers could do well to follow. I read Pope John XXIII's encyclical and was moved by what he said.
Thank you for highlighting a man who made such a difference.