Denver Newsroom, Aug 4, 2022 / 14:33 pm
On the feast day of St. John Mary Vianney, known as the Holy Curé of Ars, celebrated by the Catholic Church on Aug. 4, the Archdiocese of Managua, Nicaragua, called on the faithful to join in a day of prayer for priests.
St. John Vianney, a Third Order Franciscan and the patron saint of priests and pastors of parishes, told his mother that he would dedicate his ministry to “winning many souls.”
In a Facebook post, the Archdiocese of Managua announced that today a “day of prayer for the sanctification and protection of priests” will be held to ask for the intercession of St. John Vianney for the pastors of their towns.
The archdiocese encouraged Catholics to “join in a spirit of prayer for priests” by spending time in prayer, attending Mass to pray for the priests, fasting, reading the Bible, and praying the rosary.