John Mary was born at Lyons in the year 1786. After overcoming tremendous difficulties he was finally ordained priest. He was given charge of the parish of Ars in the diocese of Belley, and by his forthright preaching, personal mortification, prayer and charity renewed it and increased it in a wonderful way. His help to those who came to the sacrament of confession was renowned and people flocked to him from all sides to obtain his advice. He died in the year 1859.
Prayer:Amighty and merciful God, by Your grace Saint John Mary Vianney was remarkable for his zeal as priest and pastor. Help us by his example and prayers to win our brethren for Christ by love, and to share with them in eternal glory, We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
Jakarta, 4 August 2017
A Christian Pilgrim