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Relic of St. Jean Marie Vianney


The Shrine of Ars, France, has entrusted to the Knights of Columbus the major relic of St. Jean Vianney’s incorrupt heart for a national tour in the U.S., from November 2018 through early June 2019. Holy Spirit is pleased to host the relic of St. Jean Marie Vianney, the "Curé d'Ars" or "parish priest of Ars." St. John Vianney is known internationally for his priestly and pastoral work in his parish in Ars, France. 


The Knights of Columbus welcomes this special opportunity to offer for veneration a major relic of the patron of diocesan priests, whose holiness and integrity is a model for clergy and laity alike.


Friday, December 7
Mass in Honor of St. Jean Marie Vianney | 9:00 a.m.
Veneration following Mass until 5:50 p.m.

Confessions will be heard in the St. Mary's Chapel Bride's Room and in the room across from the Sacristy from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 8

Veneration from 9:00 a.m. until 12:20 p.m.





Information for Pilgrims

  • Upon arrival at Holy Spirit, Pilgrims will be invited to venerate the relic in the Church.
  • Due to anticipated crowds, Pilgrims should be respectful of others in line when venerating the relic and only expect to spend a minute venerating the relic.
  • There will not be any items for sale during this tour.
  • A free-will offering will be taken to support the Basilique d’Ars in Ars-Sur-Formans in France.
  • We have arranged for overflow parking at Northwest Presbyterian Church, 4300 Northside Drive. A parking shuttle will run continuously from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. between Holy Spirit and Northwest Presbyterian Church. Please be patient as we accommodate the faithful who will travel to Holy Spirit to venerate the relic of the Curé d'Ars.
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  • Interested in volunteering? Please click here.






About the Relic

The relic is the incorrupt heart of St. Jean Vianney. It is normally kept with the incorrupt body of St. Jean Vianney at the Shrine of St. Jean Vianney in the Basilique d’Ars in Ars-Sur-Formans in France.


What are relics and why do we venerate them?


Biographical Information about the Curé d'Ars


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