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Heart of a Priest

"The heart is a symbol of love, courage and commitment, and serves as the most evident sign of life within a person. In the case of St. Jean Marie Vianney, popularly known as the Curé of Ars, his incorrupt heart is also a sign of great holiness that holds a message of hope for those who approach it today for veneration." —Knights of Columbus

The incorrupt heart of Saint Jean Vianney is visiting the Diocese of Albany on Friday, April 26, from 12 Noon to 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle Street, Albany.

031419 #heartofapriest icon.jpgEntrusted to the Knights of Columbus by the Shrine of Ars, France, this relic is on a national tour in the U.S. Join us in venerating this patron saint of parish priests, whose holiness and integrity are a model for clergy and laity alike.


12 Noon - 7 p.m. Veneration
12:15 p.m. Mass
1:30 - 3 p.m. Confession available
3 p.m. Mid-Afternoon Prayer
3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Confession available
6:30 p.m. Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer)
7 p.m. Relic departs

Curious about why Catholics venerate relics? Find those answers and other facts about St. John Vianney's life here.