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St John Vianney and the First Marists

Part 2 of 2 Introduction Much is known about the relationship between St John Vianney, the Curé of Ars, and Fr Jean-Claude Colin, the Founder of the Society of Mary. This is because Fr Gabriel-Claude Mayet wrote down so much about Fr Colin. Much less is known about Jeanne-Marie Chavoin, the Foundress of the Marist […]

St John Vianney and the First Marists

Part 1 of 2 Texts and Photos by the Editor St John Vianney, the Curé of Ars, received many visits from members of the different Marist branches. He was a good friend to Fr Colin and the Society of Mary. He became a member of the Marist Third Order on 8 December 1846, received by […]

This Saint was not made by eating well and being kind

James K. Baxter wrote this article for the feast of St. John Vianney, Curé (parish priest) of Ars, in the form of a conversation. His friend, as it were, starts it off. “The Church makes some very peculiar choices at times — I mean, in her choice of saints. Take St John Vianney, the Curé […]

Tuesday 24th March

Numbers 21:4-9, Ps. 102, John 8:21-30 O Lord hear my prayer and let my cry come to you. Have you ever lost patience with God in difficult circumstances? Anguish doesn’t separate us from God. Prayer is honest relationship grounded in God’s unrelenting commitment to us. Once we learn to speak honestly with (and especially listen […]