Priest /Holy Father /Encyclical Letters
Sacerdotii nostri primordia
Pope John XXIII published this Encyclical Letter on the First Centenary of the Holy Curate of Ars’ departure. He wrote: «In outlining the features of sanctity of the Holy Curate we shall focus on some aspects of priestly life which are essential in all times, but are particularly important in our days». The Church has the joyful honor of introducing St. John Mary Vianney «to all the priests in the world as a model of priestly ascesis, of piety - especially Eucharistic - and of pastoral zeal.