August 4, 2011. (Romereports.com)
St. John Vianney is also known as the Cure of Ars. He's the patron of priests, but at one point he was about to leave the seminary, because he couldn't learn Latin. Eventually he overcame the challenge before being ordained. He wasn't really known for having great talents, but nonetheless, during the so called “Year for Priest” in 2010, the pope said he was a great example for all priests because he fulfilled his mission by leading people to Christ.
He's mostly known for spending hours in the confessional. He reportedly confessed roughly 100,000 people every year.
He died 152 years ago, on August 4, 1859. He was declared a Saint in 1925 by Pius XI.
Back then few would have imagined, that the young French seminarian, who seemed to be the less skilled among the group, would become a saint and an example for all priest around the world.