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The Cure d'Ars Today: St. John Vianney

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By Fr. George William Rutler

As the title of the book implies, this is not a biography of St. John Vianney but is a reflection on the great saint's life and work as it can be applied to our present age. Fr. Rutler "interprets" the Cure of Ars for the modern Catholic. Insightful, informative, interesting, provocative and thoughtful. A good read indeed.

"Everyone who thinks Vianney already well known will find not simply new information, but what has new meaning for each discoverer. That meaning may well differ for each reader. The descriptions of the Curé's encounters with Satan and "his lesser angels" and of the hours in the confessional were my own personal crucial rediscoveries. The retreat by Pope John Paul II given at Ars is an extraordinary bonus in this extraordinary work.... An important, fascinating work by an important, fascinating author.
- John Cardinal O'Connor

"In the Curé of Ars, we have an incomparable guide. He remains for all an unequalled model both of the carrying out of the ministry and of the holiness of the minister."
- Pope John Paul II

"This is a very unusual, perhaps even a unique biography. Father Rutler does more than give the "facts" about the life of the Curé of Ars. With bold strokes, like a master Chinese calligrapher, he captures the spirit of the age in which he lived, unveils the sanctity of a humble parish priest, and gets to the heart of what it means to be a priest--not just then, but now and for all time. Along the way Father Rutler brilliantly shows that the Curé of Ars is a priest for all seasons."
- Kenneth Baker, S.J. Editor, Homiletic and Pastoral Review

Fr. George Rutler, a graduate of Dartmouth and the Angelicum, is the pastor of Christ the Saviour Church in New York City. His previous books include Beyond Modernity, Crisis of Saints, and Coincidentally among others.

Please note: This is a slightly damaged copy (the cover and upper right corner of the book are bent) and is a Final Clearance item.

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