The Year for Priests, proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney, soon draws to a close. In a timely manner, Fr. Frederick Miller has published a series of his retreat conferences given over multiple trips to Ars, France. A professor at St. Mary's Seminary in Maryland, Fr. Miller has provided rich reflections upon St. Vianney and the spiritual lessons priests and laity alike can learn from the saintly model.
The book also contains the letter by which Pope Benedict declared the year, John Paul II's 1986 Holy Thursday letter, and Blessed John XXIII's encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia of 1959.