Friday, October 4, 2013

We have confirmation!

It's official!  We're going to Ars this weekend for a preaching mission! 

Well it was official before that there was going to be a preaching mission there but it just wasn't official whether I could go or not.

But it's official!  I'm going to Ars!  

St. Jean Vianney's body is incorrupt (he died Aug. 4 1859)
His face has a wax mask over it but those hands are his actual hands.
He is the patron Saint of Priests.
Other incorrupt Saints include St. Bernadette of Lourdes, France (whom the
Virgin Mary appeared to in 1858) and Saint Catherine Laboure (died
Dec. 31st 1876.  Our Lady also appeared to her though in Paris, France.)

After Ars, we are hoping to go to Paray le Monial where Jesus revealed His Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary.  The remains of St. Margaret Mary and her spiritual director St. Claude de la Columbierre are there.  This is also the place where my community, the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist ( was officially and canonically established a few years ago!

Most Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, bestow your many blessings on us!

- MM