Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Paul v. Jean-Marie

OK, so it's not on the scale of the "Thrilla in Manila", "Kirk v. Picard", or even "Ginger v. Maryann", but you get the idea.

The Pauline Year (remember that? It's still going on) will officially come to an end on Monday, June 29, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.

The Year of the Priesthood (in which we've been given St. Jean M. Vianney as a role model) begins this Friday, June 19, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

So, in a quirky twist I don't believe we've had in recent memory, we'll actually have ten days of two "dedicated years" going on.

I mean, who do you cheer for?


Anonymous said...

I cheer for Jean marie. Go parish GO!!
first I'm French, then I love him. He really rocks. I pray God to send us priests and to encourage them to become more like Jesus, like Jean Marie did.
No offense to St Paul, his letters are a great source of inspiration, but without priests to show us the treasures of the scriptures and of the magisterium, well I wouldn't know st Paul....

Ellen said...

What a pairing for celebrity deathmatch.

VD said...

Having Abbe Vianney as my patron, you'd think that I'd be partisan, but I'm actually not. Indeed, to counter that French guy, without Paul spreading the Faith during the good ol' Roman Empire, you wouldn't have guys like Monsieur le Cure centuries later. I think you need both Jean-Marie and Paul.

Thus, I call for a draw, don't you think? And in my eyes, they both win.