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Monday, August 4, 2014

St. John Vianney

Ordinary Time: August 4th

St. John Baptist Mary Vianney (1786-1859) was born in Dardilly and died in Ars, France. Although his talents were limited and his education meager, he was ordained a priest in 1815. After three years at Ecully, he was appointed parish priest of Ars. Here he spent almost forty-two years of his life, devoting himself to prayer, mortification, and pastoral works. His success in directing souls made him known throughout the Christian world. Men of all ranks and conditions of life sought his guidance and advice. He was beatified by Pope St. Pius X, himself once a parish priest, and canonized by Pope Pius XI.

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    1. OHHH! Hmmm.. I saw your post but I didn't see my name on it. But I'll take the nomination, of course. ;) Thanks!

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    2. Oh, yes, I should fix that. I could only nominate 11 people, but one of them just posted the Liebster Award, which she'd been awarded by someone else, so I got to nominate you, too.

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    3. Oops! I should probably fix that. *adds Alyianna to nominations list* There.

      One of the people I nominated had – between when I posted and when I went to notify her – already posted the Liebster Award, nominated by someone else. So... that meant I could nominate another person! Hurray! :)

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    4. Awesome! :) I'm working on my post for it right now!

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    5. I wondered why my first comment disappeared... ha.
      Hurray! I'm looking forward to reading it! :)

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