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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

St. John Vianney's feast day

We have reached the ninth and final day of the St. John Vianney novena. Here is today's prayer:

O Holy Priest of Ars, your precious remains are contained in a magnificent reliquary, the donation from the priests of France. But this earthly glory is only a very pale image of the unspeakable glory which you are enjoying with God. During the time you were on earth, you used to repeat in your dejected hours, 'one will rest in the other life." It is done, you are in eternal peace, and eternal happiness. 
I desire to follow you one day. Until then, I hear you saying to me: 
"You should work and fight as long as you are in the world." 
Teach me then to work for the salvation of my soul, to spread the good news and good example and to do good towards those around me in order that I will receive the happiness of the Elect with you. 
Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for ... (
mention silently your special intentions). 
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

O St John Vianney, Patron of Priests, pray for us and for all priests!

Click HERE to see the entire novena.

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