St. Jean Vianney Relic Pilgrimage Coming to Missouri

St Jean Vianney Relic Photo

The Shrine of Ars, France, has entrusted to the Knights of Columbus the major relic of St. John Vianney's incorrupt heart for a national tour in the U.S. next week. Our state is fortunate to have one pilgrimage stop in each of the four dioceses this month.

March 14:  Cape Girardeau, St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral

March 15:  St. Louis, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

March 16:  Jefferson City, Cathedral of St. Joseph

March 19: St. Joseph, St. Joseph Cathedral


The patron saint of parish priests, St. John Vianney was born in 1786 and served as a priest in the French town of Ars. He was known for his holiness and piety, and for his dedication to the sacrament of Confession. St. John Vianney died in 1859 and was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1925. His incorrupt body and heart are displayed at his shrine in Ars.  

To learn more about St. John Vianney and about the Catholic tradition of relics, please visit the Knights of Columbus website.

March 8, 2019 - 2:57pm
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