The French Revolution had done all that was in its power to destroy the Catholic Church in France. Ten-day weeks meant no Sabbath. Churches were closed and padlocked, or used for other, “more enlightened” purposes. Monasteries were shut down and nuns and monks, if they weren’t killed, were driven away. And the faith was subject to ridicule that far outlasted the Revolution. But God gave His people a bright point of light in the darkness in the form of an unlikely priest in an unlikely place. This week, we consider St. John Vianney, the Cure of Ars.

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