The Cure of Ars

The Story of Saint John Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish Priests
Book cover: 'The Cure of Ars: The Story of Saint John Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish Priests'
Author(s): 
Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Copyright: 
1947
Publisher: 
TAN Books and Publishers
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
210 pages
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Review: 

Although this is a bit longer than some of the other Saint stories by the same author, my children have been enjoying this story very much as a read-aloud. The story is told in the first person - from the point of view of St. John Vianney himself. (My children have particularly enjoyed this perspective and found it a nice change from the ordinary.) The author also weaves a great deal of thoughtful commentary upon the importance and mystery of priesthood into the story as well as important concepts about the love of God and the need for prayer and penance. It is just the sort of book that could inspire a young boy to consider a priestly vocation in his future.

Perspective: 
Catholic
Review Date: 
3-7-01
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