Today is the feast of St. John Vianney, patron of priests.
St. John Vianney used to spend countless hours in the confessional. Would that more priests have this dedication today! Would that we, as lay people, would have the dedication to stand in line for hours to go to confession . . . .
Let us pray today that all of our priests would have the heart and dedication of St. John Vianney. Let us also pray that we become willing to challenge our priests to live to such high standards, to take their direction, and to encourage them by our own example of living our our vocations.
St. John Vianney, patron of priests, pray for us.