Pope Benedict XVI has declared June 2009 through June 2010 a YEAR OF THE PRIESTHOOD and has dedicated the entire year to SAINT JOHN VIANNEY. This year, he explained, marks "the 150th anniversary of the death of the saintly Curé of Ars, Jean Marie Vianney, a true example of a pastor at the service of Christ's flock." During this year, the Pope will also proclaim Saint John Vianney, who is currently known as the patron saint of parish priests and confessors, the "patron of all priests of the world."
VIANNEY DRAMA OPENS AUGUST 4, 2009
St. John Vianney's Feast Day
We are now booking performances for a limited one year tour of VIANNEY, the inspiring story of Saint John Vianney, in commemoration of his 150th anniversary. We urge you to bring this powerful drama to your own community!
The U.S. tour of VIANNEY will travel to parishes, theaters, seminaries, universities and throughout the Catholic school system, as a significant contribution to the year-long celebration and renewal of the priesthood and family life.
The Curé of Ars is the saint who will inspire all of us, especially young people, with a deeper understanding of the heroic life of the priest. We believe a tremendous upsurge in vocations will spring from this Year of the Priesthood because our youth are seeking a radical choice, a way to make a difference in our world, and John Vianney points the way through his dramatic life of self-sacrifice and his struggle with evil.
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