Friday, August 12, 2016
She is frequently depicted carrying a monstrance.
O wondrous blessed clarity of Clare!
In life she shone to a few;
after death she shines on the whole world!
On earth she was a clear light;
Now in heaven she is a brilliant sun.
O how great the vehemence of the
brilliance of this clarity!
On earth this light was indeed kept
within cloistered walls,
yet shed abroad its shining rays;
It was confined within a convent cell,
yet spread itself through the wide world.
Pope Innocent IV
Saint Clare, please pray for us!
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Happy Vigil of Saint Lawrence!
Saint Jean Vianney, please pray for us!
Monday, August 08, 2016
O heavenly Father, Shepherd of Thy people, we give Thee thanks for Thy servant Jean, who was faithful in the care and nurture of Thy flock; and we pray that, following his example and the teaching of his holy life, we may by Thy grace grow into the stature of the fullness of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever.
The Catholic Encyclopedia on the Cure of Ars.
Excerpts from his sermons.
TAN's selections on the Cure.
Father Rutler has a book out about him.
Twenty-one years ago, Pope John Paul II wrote on St. Jean Vianney to all priests in his Maundy Thursday letter.
Ask his intercession for a good priest you know.
His feast in the ordinary mode of the Latin Rite was August 4th.
Saint Jean Marie Vianney, please pray for us!