The Life of Blessed John B. Marie Vianney, Curé of Ars

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Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, T.O.S.F., (8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859), commonly known in English as St John Vianney, was a French parish priest who is venerated in the Catholic Church as a saint and as the patron saint of all priests. He is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars". He became internationally notable for his priestly and pastoral work in his parish because of the radical spiritual transformation of the community and its surroundings. Catholics attribute this to his saintly life, mortification, his persevering ministry in the sacrament of confession, and his ardent devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to Saint Philomena.

This short biography of this beloved saint was written before he was canonized in 1925. (Summary Adapted from Wikipedia) (1 hr 56 min)


Preface and Introduction 6:15 Read by Ed Humpal
Childhood and Youth of the Saintly Curé 15:17 Read by Ed Humpal
The Good Pastor 11:56 Read by Phil Chenevert
The 'House of Providence' and the Tribulations 15:43 Read by Phil Chenevert
Pilgrimage to Ars 16:40 Read by Simon Brouwer
Miracles wrought by the Curé of Ars 16:00 Read by Jill Clancy
The Interior Life of the Blessed Curé 10:07 Read by Jill Clancy
Death and Beatification of the Blessed Curé 7:24 Read by Jill Clancy
Litany and Prayer in Honor of Blessed John B. Marie Vianney and Novena 17:04 Read by Jill Clancy


(5 stars)

very good book to know about Bl John Vianney. made me want to him even more.

Highly recommended

(5 stars)

A great example of sainthood in the path of simplicity & humility.

(2.5 stars)

Great text, but it is hard to understand some of the readers.

(2.5 stars)

kind of a bummer. wish John could have escaped and had a nice life. the reading is good.