Sunday, August 01, 2010

St John Vianney

This week is the feast of St John Vianney

While he was alive, the Curé d’Ars (St John Vianney 1786 – 1859) always refused to allow himself to be photographed.

On the centenary of his death in 1959, there was commissioned a « Photo-robot » derived from various documents especially the death photographs a true likeness of the Saint. Below is the result.

Source: French National Archives

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