When Pope Benedict XVI declared a “Year of the Priest”, he dedicated it to St John Vianney, the much-loved Cure of Ars. St John Vianney grew up in a France devastated by the tragic events of the Revolution, and Went on to become perhaps the most remarkable parish priest the Church has ever known. This book tells the story of his life — and how what was once a bleak rural parish became a center of international pilgrimage.