Failing miserably at exams, he was packed off as a lowly priest to a remote parish in Ars.
He got on very well with the locals, helping them with all their problems — anything from book-keeping to remedies for ailments.
He was so sympathetic at confession time that queues formed and pilgrims came in abundance.
It got to the point that he was spending up to seventeen hours a day on tap. “Bless me father for I have sinned — and can you give me a recipe for bramble jelly?”
St. John Vianney Facts and Figures
Name: John Vianney
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Birth and Death Dates: 1786-1859
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 759
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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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