***This St. John Marie Vianney the Cure of Ars doll will be made after purchase. Please allow up to two weeks for shipment. This item will resemble the photos essentially but will be different and therefore one of a kind. If you wish to have a photo sent before it is shipped just notify me.***
This is a 3 9/16 inch tall peg doll of St. John Vianney the Cure of Ars.
This doll is painted with non-toxic permanent acrylic paint and non-toxic sealer. This item will be made after sale. Please allow two weeks for shipment. Being hand-painted the doll will not look exactly the same as this one but the design will be the same.
"St. John Vianney, Priest (Patron of priests) - Universally known as the "Cure of Ars," St. John Mary Vianney was ordained a priest in 1815. Three years later he was made parish priest of Ars, a remote French hamlet, where his reputation as a confessor and director of souls made him known throughout the Christian world. His life was one of extreme mortification.
Accustomed to the most severe austerities, beleaguered by swarms of penitents, and besieged by the devil, this great mystic manifested a imperturbable patience. He was a wonderworker loved by the crowds, but he retained a childlike simplicity, and he remains to this day the living image of the priest after the heart of Christ.
He heard confessions of people from all over the world for the sixteen hours each day. His life was filled with works of charity and love. It is recorded that even the staunchest of sinners were converted at his mere word. He died August 4, 1859, and was canonized May 31, 1925." His feastday is Aug. 4th.
The last photo is to show the size of this peg doll in the hands of a child. The large peg doll is the one on the right of the picture.