Children ages 9 to 15 will love reading about this caring, loving priest who had a hard time with learning, but nurtured a deep love for God and his parishioners. Saint Jean-Marie Vianney ("the Cure of Ars") grew up a farm boy born during the French Revolution. He longed to be a priest; flunked two ordination tests; but eventually succeeded in receiving Holy Orders. He devoted his life to the people in the village of Ars and is now the patron saint of parish priests. Part of the Vision Books series of saints for youth.
Milton Lomask contributes his second volume to the Vision Books series of saints for youth 9 - 15 years old in this story of the greatly beloved Cure of Ars. Jean-Marie Vianney, a farm boy born during the French Revolution, longed to become a priest. But he could not learn Latin, and it seemed as if the humble, lovable, slow-thinking Jean-Marie would never be ordained. He did at last become a priest, and such a holy one that St. Jean-Marie Vianney is invoked as the patron saint and model of parish priests everywhere. To many he is known, not by name, but simply as "the Cure of Ars, " the parish priest who devoted his life to the little village of Ars and so successfully led his people to sanctity that he became a prime target of the devil.
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