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Michael Counsell prays with the Curé d’Ars

For 40 years, Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney served as the parish priest, or Curé, of the obscure country parish of Ars, near Lyons. People came from all over France to make their confessions in his hearing and to receive his spiritual guidance, from peasants to ministers of the government.

His own devotion was to the mass and the real presence of Christ in the reserved sacrament. He had great compassion, ...

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