Jean Vianney’s whole, incorrupt heart is coming to Virginia!


Dear Brother Knight,

The major relic of St. Jean Vianney’s whole, incorrupt heart is coming to Virginia! It will be at the Basilica of Saint Mary, 310 South Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 from Tuesday, Jan. 15 until Wednesday, Jan.16.

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the relic will be available for veneration from 6:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. and again from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. A Holy Hour for Vocations will begin at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the relic will be available for veneration from 6:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated on both days at 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.

On Jan. 16, Fr. Patrice Chocholski, Rector of the Shrine of St. Jean Marie Vianney in Ars, France, will speak at 7 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus is organizing this “Heart of a Priest” relic pilgrimage honoring the patron of parish priests, whose holiness and integrity is a model for clergy and laity alike. We hope as many Knights and their families as possible will be able to venerate this relic.

Please share the details of this rare opportunity with your pastor and perhaps request he make an announcement.

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Knights of Columbus

9 Days for Life – Jan 14-22


Intercession: May a culture of life grow ever stronger in our communities.

Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

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God has carefully, lovingly created every person—in His own image and likeness—to be in a loving relationship with Himself. From each tiny child knit within a mother’s womb, to every person approaching death, all are loved perfectly and completely by God. “It is therefore a service of love,” Pope Saint John Paul II explains, “which we are all committed to ensure to our neighbor, that his or her life may be always defended and promoted, especially when it is weak or threatened [emphasis added]” (Evangelium vitae, 77).

In a world in which the most vulnerable are so often overlooked and disregarded, Christ calls us to embrace and uphold the unconditional dignity of every human life. In doing so, we help to build “a new culture of life, the fruit of the culture of truth and of love” (EV, 77).

Acts of Reparation (Choose one.)


  • Do you love your cup of tea or coffee? Abstain from caffeine today, or try your coffee black.
  • “Unplug” for some time, and reflect on how God may be asking you to help build a culture of life in your home, workplace, or Church community.

Offer some other sacrifice, prayer, or act of penance that you feel called to do for today’s intention.

One Step Further

Watching the news and reading headlines, we may often feel helpless in the face of a heartbreaking lack of respect for human life. When our efforts to make a difference feel small, it’s important to remember that changing the culture is a process of conversion that begins in our own hearts. It includes a willingness to be instructed and a desire to be close to Jesus—the source of joy and love.

For more ideas, “How to Build a Culture of Life” ( briefly explains where to start.