St. John Vianney Novena

St. John Vianney Novena has to be prayed for nine straight days preferably from 27th July to 4th August.

St. Vianney is the patron saint of parish priests. Vianney acquired limited education as a result of the French Revolution. Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, known as John in English, was born at Dardilly, France, on May 8, 1786, and baptized on the same day. He was the fourth of Matthieu and Marie Vianney’s six children.

When St. Benedict Joseph Labre made his journey to Rome, John was nurtured in a Catholic home where his family frequently assisted the impoverished and sheltered him.

When priests were obliged to operate in secrecy or face execution during the anticlerical Terror period of the French Revolution in 1790, Vianney thought they were heroes.

He maintained his faith in priests’ fortitude, and his First Communion catechism education was given to him in secret by two nuns who had lost their convents to the Revolution.

About St. John Vianney

John Vianney had a dream of becoming a priest. He did, however, have to overcome his lack of formal education, which left him unprepared for seminary studies. He had to quit since he couldn’t understand the Latin lectures.

However, his desire to become a priest compelled him to seek private instruction. John was baptized after a long fight with the books.

Situations requiring “impossible” actions followed him around everywhere. As pastor of the Ars parish, John encountered individuals who were unconcerned and content with their way of life. His vision guided him through long fasts and sleepless nights.

He founded La Providence, a shelter for girls, with Catherine Lassagne and Benedicta Lardet. Only a visionary could have such faith in God to provide for all those who came to call La Providence home, both spiritually and materially.

John Vianney’s most notable achievement is his work as a confessor. During the winter, he was supposed to spend 11 to 12 hours a day reconciling people to God. This duration was extended to 16 hours during the warmer months. A man could not have endured this daily self-giving unless he was completely committed to his vision of a priestly vocation.

Facts about St. John Vianney

Novena Starts: July 27th
Feast Day: August 4th
Birth: 1786
Death: 1859

Significance of St. John Vianney Novena

In honor of the 150th anniversary of St John Mary Vianney’s death, the Pope established the Year for Priests on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, June 19, 2009, a day usually devoted to prayer for the holiness of priests.

He died on August 4, 1859, and Pope Pius XI designated him the patron saint of parish priests in 1929. His dedication to souls, particularly via the Sacrament of Confession, was unwavering.

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St. John Vianney Novena

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St. John Vianney Novena – Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

ARDENT FAITH

Saint John Marie Baptist Vianney you were born of a deeply religious mother; from her you received the Holy Faith; you learned to love God and to pray. At a young age, you were seen kneeling in the front of the statue of Mary. Your soul was supernaturally carried towards the things on High. Despite the high cost, you answered your vocation!

Against many obstacles and contradictions, you had to fight and suffer to become the perfect priest which you were. But your deep spirit of faith supported you in all these battles. 0 Great Saint you know the desire of my soul; I would like to serve God better; from Him I have received so many good things. For this, obtain for me more courage and especially the depth of faith.

Many of my thoughts, words, and actions are useless for my sanctification and for my salvation, because this supernatural spirit does not stir up my life. Help me to be better in the future.

Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for <<mention your special request>>

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


O St. John Vianney,
Patron of Priests,
pray for us and for all priests!

St. John Vianney Novena – Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

COMPLETE TRUST IN GOD

Saint John Marie Baptist Vianney, what confidence the people had in your prayers! You could not leave your old rectory or your humble church without being surrounded by imploring souls, who appealed to you as they would have appealed to Jesus Himself during His earthly life. And you, O good Saint, gave them hope by your words, which were full of love for God.

You, who had always counted entirely on the heart of God, obtain for me a deep filial trust in His Providence. As the hope of divine goods fills my heart, give me courage and help me to always obey the Commandments of God.

Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for

<<mention your special request>>


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


O St. John Vianney,
Patron of Priests,
pray for us and for all priests!

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St. John Vianney Novena – Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

TRUE LOVE OF NEIGHBOR

Saint John Marie Baptist Vianney because of your love of God you showed great charity towards your neighbor. You could not preach on the Love of God without burning tears of love. During your last years, it seemed as though you could not talk about any thing else or live for anything else. Thus you sacrificed yourself to your neighbor by consoling, absolving and sanctifying them to the limits of your strength.

Your charity inspires me to greater love of God, a love which is shown more by acts then by words. Help me to love my neighbor generously as Christ loves them.

Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for
<<mention your special request>>

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


O St. John Vianney,
Patron of Priests,
pray for us and for all priests!

St. John Vianney Novena – Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

HORROR OF SIN

Saint John Mary Baptist Vianney, you were so adamant against sin, yet so sympathetic and so ready to welcome the sinner. I come to you today as if you were still alive, as if I were kneeling at your feet and you could hear me. Bend towards me, listen to the repentant confidence for the weaknesses and miserable deeds of mine.

Priest of the Lord, inexhaustible Confessor, obtain for me the horror for sin. You wanted us First to avoid the occasion of sin. I want totake your advice and make the resolution to break bad habits and to avoid the dangerous occasions of sin. Help me today to examine my conscience.

Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for
<<mention your special request>>


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


O St. John Vianney,
Patron of Priests,
pray for us and for all priests!

St. John Vianney Novena – Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

CONFESSOR OF SOULS

O Holy Priest of Ars, you knew how important was a good confession for the Christian life. It was to procure the happy fruits of millions of souls that you agreed to be in an uncomfortable confessional, which was like a prison, up to 15 to 16 hours on certain days.

I will try to develop the habit of frequent confession, to prepare properly each time and to have always regret for my sins, so that the grace of final perseverance but also the sanctification of my soul will be assured. Ask this grace for me.

Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for
<<mention your special request>>

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


O St. John Vianney,
Patron of Priests,
pray for us and for all priests!

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St. John Vianney Novena – Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

REAL PRESENCE

O Holy Priest of Ars, whose only comfort in this world was the real presence of Jesus in the tabernacle, was it not your great joy to distribute the Eucharist to the pilgrims who visited you? You refused Communion to the souls who refused to reform but to souls of goodwill you opened wide the doors of the Eucharistic Feast.

You, who each day at Holy Mass received Holy Communion with great loves, give me some of your fervor. With freedom from mortal sin, obtain for me a sincere desire to profit from receiving Holy Communion.

Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for
<<mention your special request>>

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


O St. John Vianney,
Patron of Priests,
pray for us and for all priests!

St. John Vianney Novena – Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

DISPELLER OF SATAN

O Holy Priest of Ars, the infamous attacks of the devil which you had to suffer and the trials which disheartened you by fatigue would not make you give up the sublime task of converting souls. The devil came to you for many years to disturb your short rest but you won because of mortification and prayers.

Powerful protector, you know the temptor’s desire to harm my baptized and believing soul. He would have me sin, by rejecting the Holy Sacraments and the life of virtue. But good Saint of Ars dispel from me the traces of the enemy.

Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for
<<mention your special request>>


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


O St. John Vianney,
Patron of Priests,
pray for us and for all priests!

St. John Vianney Novena – Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

EXQUISITE PURITY

O Holy Priest of Ars, a witness of your life made this magnificent praise of you:
‘We would have taken him for an angel in a mortal body.”

You so edified others: the modesty and the exquisite purity radiated from your body. With such charm and with such enthusiasm you preached to others about these beautiful virtues which you said resembled the perfume of a vineyard in bloom.

Please I beg you to join your entreaties to those of Mary Immaculate and Saint Philomena in order that I guard always, as God asks me, the purity of my heart. You, who have directed so many souls towards the heights of virtue, defend me in temptations and obtain for me the strength to conquer them.

Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for
<<mention your special request>>


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


O St. John Vianney,
Patron of Priests,
pray for us and for all priests!

St. John Vianney Novena – Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

DESIRE FOR HEAVEN

O Holy Priest of Ars, your precious remains are contained in a magnificent reliquary, the donation from the priests of France. But this earthly glory is only a very pale image of the unspeakable glory which you are enjoying with God. During the time you were on earth, you used to repeat in your dejected hours, ‘one will rest in the other life.” It is done, you are in eternal peace, and eternal happiness.

I desire to follow you one day. Until then, I hear you saying to me:
“You should work and fight as long as you are in the world.”

Teach me then to work for the salvation of my soul, to spread the good news and good example and to do good towards those around me in order that I will receive the happiness of the Elect with you.

Holy Priest of Ars, I have confidence in your intercession. Pray for me during this novena especially for
<<mention your special request>>


Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be


O St. John Vianney,
Patron of Priests,
pray for us and for all priests!

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