Today is the feast day of St. Jean Vianney, one of my favorite saints and a holy priest who infuriated the devil by never giving in to demonic temptations despite even physical assaults. He is a great role model for modern our times.
He was the 19th Century's version of Padre Pio. His incorrupted body lies this very day on display in Ars, France, 150 years after he died.
In keeping with my "Favorite Quotes from Specific Saint" series, here are some of my favorites from the Cure of Ars:
"When we handle something fragrant, our hands retain the perfume to whatever they touch. Let our prayers pass through the hands of the Holy Virgin, as her holiness and purity will perfume them whild presenting them to God."
"You cannot please both God and the world at the same time, They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions… You either belong wholly to the world or wholly to God."
"To suffer lovingly is to suffer no longer..."