The ancients therefore that are among you, I beseech, who am myself also an ancient, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ: as also a partaker of that glory which is to be revealed in time to come: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint, but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre’s sake, but voluntarily: Neither as lording it over the clergy, but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart. And when the prince of pastors shall appear, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory. 1 Peter 5: 1-4
St. John Vianney (8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859), was a French parish priest who is venerated as the patron saint of of parish priests. Let us pray to him today to protect our Pastor on his journey and bring him home safely.
St. John Vianney, pray for all pastors!
St. John Vianney, pray for St. Peter’s!