Saints related to Patron-of-priests

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  • St. John Vianney
    The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney was born near Lyons, France in 1786. He was assigned to the parish in Ars, where he worked tirelessly to convert his parishoners, who had all but stopped practicing the Faith. He was successful and his reputation for sanctity grew, so that by the end of his life, he spent 16-18 hours a day hearing confessions.
  • St. Philomena
    St. Philomena was a Greek princess in the 3rd century who was martyred at a young age. She refused Emperor Diocletian and was subject to torture. She was eventually decapitated. Her tomb was discovered in the nineteenth century.