St. John Vianney Novena Prayer Patron Saint of Parish Priests, Diocesan Priests

St. John Vianney Novena All 9 Days.

NovenaSt. John Vianney Novena
Novena BeginsJuly 26
Feast DayAugust 4
Patron Saint ofParish Priests, Diocesan Priests

About St. John Vianney

A man with vision overcomes obstacles and performs deeds that seem impossible. John Vianney was a man with vision: He wanted to become a priest. But he had to overcome his meager formal schooling, which inadequately prepared him for seminary studies.

His failure to comprehend Latin lectures forced him to discontinue. But his vision of being a priest urged him to seek private tutoring. After a lengthy battle with the books, John was ordained.

Situations calling for “impossible” deeds followed him everywhere. As pastor of the parish at Ars, John encountered people who were indifferent and quite comfortable with their style of living. His vision led him through severe fasts and short nights of sleep.

With Catherine Lassagne and Benedicta Lardet, he established La Providence, a home for girls. Only a man of vision could have such trust that God would provide for the spiritual and material needs of all those who came to make La Providence their home.

His work as a confessor is John Vianney’s most remarkable accomplishment. In the winter months he was to spend 11 to 12 hours daily reconciling people with God. In the summer months this time was increased to 16 hours. Unless a man was dedicated to his vision of a priestly vocation, he could not have endured this giving of self day after day.

Many people look forward to retirement and taking it easy, doing the things they always wanted to do but never had the time. But John Vianney had no thoughts of retirement. As his fame spread, more hours were consumed in serving God’s people. Even the few hours he would allow himself for sleep were disturbed frequently by the devil.

Who, but a man with vision, could keep going with ever-increasing strength? In 1929, Pope Pius XI named him the patron of parish priests worldwide.

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.

God, you raised up humble St. John Vianney to show what one priest can do. Pour out your graces upon my parish priest, and all priests, that they follow the saint’s example.

(Mention your request here… )

St. John Vianney, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary…Say 1: Glory Be…

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.

God, you raised up humble St. John Vianney to show what one priest can do. Pour out your graces upon my parish priest, and all priests, that they follow the saint’s example.

(Mention your request here… )

St. John Vianney, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary…Say 1: Glory Be…

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.

God, you raised up humble St. John Vianney to show what one priest can do. Pour out your graces upon my parish priest, and all priests, that they follow the saint’s example.

(Mention your request here… )

St. John Vianney, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary…Say 1: Glory Be…

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.

God, you raised up humble St. John Vianney to show what one priest can do. Pour out your graces upon my parish priest, and all priests, that they follow the saint’s example.

(Mention your request here… )

St. John Vianney, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary…Say 1: Glory Be…

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.

God, you raised up humble St. John Vianney to show what one priest can do. Pour out your graces upon my parish priest, and all priests, that they follow the saint’s example.

(Mention your request here… )

St. John Vianney, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary…Say 1: Glory Be…

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.

God, you raised up humble St. John Vianney to show what one priest can do. Pour out your graces upon my parish priest, and all priests, that they follow the saint’s example.

(Mention your request here… )

St. John Vianney, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary…Say 1: Glory Be…

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.

God, you raised up humble St. John Vianney to show what one priest can do. Pour out your graces upon my parish priest, and all priests, that they follow the saint’s example.

(Mention your request here… )

St. John Vianney, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary…Say 1: Glory Be…

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.

God, you raised up humble St. John Vianney to show what one priest can do. Pour out your graces upon my parish priest, and all priests, that they follow the saint’s example.

(Mention your request here… )

St. John Vianney, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary…Say 1: Glory Be…

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.

God, you raised up humble St. John Vianney to show what one priest can do. Pour out your graces upon my parish priest, and all priests, that they follow the saint’s example.

(Mention your request here… )

St. John Vianney, pray for us

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary…Say 1: Glory Be…