Monday, 16 March 2009

This morning the Holy Father declared that from June 19th of this year till the same day in 2010 will be a year dedicated to the Priesthood. This is on the occasion of the 150th anniversary since the death of St John Mary Vianney, the patron saint of Parish Priests. During this special year the Holy Father intends to officially proclaim this saint as patron of all priests.
St John Mary Vianney is indeed a wonderful exemplar for all priests on how to live their calling. The Year of Priests will be an opportunity for all of us to pray for the sanctification of priests and to ask God that through the intercession of the Holy Parish Priest of Ars, He will give us more holy priests.

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