John Vianney

SAINTS: John Vianney — Ministering God’s Forgiveness, by Greg Friedman

March 13, 2017

From: Lent With The Saints Daniel 9:4b-10; Psalm 79:8-9, 11, 13; Luke 6:36-38 Confession of sin is the theme of our First Reading today, as the people of God confess their disobedience to the Lord and seek God’s forgiveness.  Conversion and confession remain a powerful Lenten theme.  Parishes celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation in communal liturgies during this season, and our Lenten practices are meant to inspire us in our ongoing conversion. The saint best known for his ministry in the sacrament of reconciliation is John Vianney, who was ordained in 1815 in France, after years of study that were interrupted by seminary officials who thought him inadequate for the priesthood as well as by political upheaval.  The French [...]

PRAYER: Novena To Saint John Vianney — Dispeller of Satan

October 19, 2015

O Saint John Vianney, Holy Priest of Ars, the infamous attacks of the devil which you had to suffer and the trials which disheartened you by fatigue would not make you give up the sublime task of converting souls. The devil came to you for many years to disturb your short rest but you won because of mortification and prayers. Powerful protector, you know the temptor’s desire to harm all baptized and believing souls He would have us sin, by rejecting the Holy Sacraments and the life of virtue. But good Saint of Ars dispel from us all traces of the enemy. Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for us during this novena, especially for a lifting of the shadow that darkens our land. [...]

PRAYER: A Novena to John Marie Vianney

August 6, 2012

Author unknown Novena Prayer (to be recited daily) Almighty and merciful God, who bestowed upon blessed John Marie Vianney wonderful pastoral zeal and a great fervor for prayer and penance, grant, we beseech you, that by his example and intercession we may be able to win the souls of many for Christ, and with them reach out everlasting glory, through the same Lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without [...]

PRAYER: Litany of Saint Philomena, by John Vianney

May 31, 2012

Lord have mercy on me. Christ have mercy on me. Lord have mercy on me. God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on me. God the Son, redeemer of the world, have mercy on me. God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on me. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on me. Holy Mary, Queen of Virgins, pray for me. Saint Philomena, pray for me. Saint Philomena, filled with the most abundant graces from your very birth, pray for me. Saint Philomena, faithful imitator of Mary, pray for me. Saint Philomena, model of virgins, pray for me. Saint Philomena, temple of the most perfect humility, pray for me. Saint Philomena, inflamed with zeal for the glory of God, pray for me. Saint Philomena, victim of the love of Jesus, pray for me. Saint Philomena, [...]

PRAYER: Devotions to Philomena

May 31, 2012

There are four expressions of devotions to Philomena.  They are: (1) a cord (2) blessed oil (3) a chaplet (4) novenas I have also found a litany to Philomena written by the Curé d’Ars, John Vianney. I will put the novenas in a separate post. The Cord There is a cord that is used as an aid to the worship of Philomena.  Wearing cords is an ancient tradition.  In the early church, they were a sign that a young lady was still a virgin. The cord is red and white, the  colors standing for her virginity and her martyrdom.  It is made out of cotton and linen, sometimes wool, also in honor of Philomena, and on each end there is a knot that stands for, you guessed it, her virginity and martyrdom.  There is a long cord that is designed [...]