Today is the feast of Saint John Vianney and this is a virtual visit to his home in Ars, France.
Ars is located in south-east area of France. Just a few minutes outside of Lyon.
The basilica is beautiful and contains the tomb of the saint.
Let’s start here with a few close ups…
You can see the incorruptibility in his hands.
Of course it’s possible to have Mass at the tomb. It’s a bit awkward since the tomb is at a side altar and the pews are facing forward. But, still quite nice.
Now we move out of the church and over to the saint’s home.
Here’s a look at the pizza oven in the kitchen. Papa John’s?
The dining area.
This is an interesting painting. The saint loved it and had it placed here. From time to time, it was found in the morning to be splattered with mud by the devil.
A look into the saint’s bedroom.
Another shot of his shoes and his bookshelf.
Here’s the famous burning bed of Saint John Vianney.
This is his original coffin.