Travel through time to the 19th century church of Ars, France, in this dramatic presentation of Vianney Speaks, performed by Leonardo Defilippis. There you will witness firsthand the inspiring sermons and intimate prayers of Saint John Vianney, that vividly illustrate the human frailty, humility and fervor of the patron saint of parish priests.
Born on the eve of the French Revolution, John Vianney witnessed the intense persecution of the Church, and the heroism of the priests who risked their lives during that era to deliver the sacraments.
Ordained a priest himself against all odds, he spent the rest of his life as the pastor of the tiny village of Ars, where, through his personal holiness and sacrifice, he converted not just the entire population of the town, but countless pilgrims from near and far. A hundred thousand people a year came to Ars just to be in the presence of a saint, to have their sins forgiven through confession, and to hear him preach.
Enter the little church at Ars and meet Saint John Vianney. Still your hearts, listen to his compelling words, and contemplate the great love he had for the souls in his care.
Vianney Speaks is a cinematic presentation of the historic sermons and prayers, including an original orchestral score.
This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories)