Novena to St. Jean Vianney, Cure of Ars, Day 6
- "In Heaven, faith and hope will exist no more for the
mist which obscures our reason will be dispelled...But
love; oh we shall be inebriated with it! we shall be
drowned, lost in that ocen of divine love, annihilated
in that immense charity of the Heart of Jesus! so that
charity is a foretaste of Heaven."- St. Jean Vianney
Saint John Marie Baptist Vianney because of your love
of God you showed great charity towards your neighbor.
You could not preach on the Love of God without burning
tears of love. During your last years, it seemed as
though you could not talk about any thing else or live
for anything else. Thus you sacrificed yourself to your
neighbor by consoling, absolving and sanctifying them
to the limits of your strength.
Your charity inspires me to greater love of God, a love
which is shown more by acts then by words. Help me to
love my neighbor generously as Christ loves them.
O most holy Saint John Vianney, you were a priest who
was outstanding in pastoral zeal. May priests today be
filled with that zeal, faithful to their calling,
refreshed in their labors by the Holy Spirit, supported
by their fellow workers and appreciated by those whose
lives they touch. Dear Curé of Ars, pray for us, but
especially for all priests!
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.
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