Welcome to this website and to the Companions of St John Vianney! We hope here that you will learn about our charism and spirituality and that by so doing may be moved to join us in our apostolate.
The Companions of St John Vianney are men and women of various Catholic Churches who pray for those men serving Christ in the Sacred Ministry as Deacons, Priests and Bishops and also pray for vocations to the Sacred Ministry and Religious Life. The Companions hope that by their prayers, Sacred Ministers and consecrated Brothers and Sisters may feel strengthened, encouraged and supported in the living and fulfillment of their vocation.
The Companions live by a simple Rule of Life guided by the Oratorians of St John Vianney, an international ecumenical fraternity of Sacred Ministers and laybrothers serving Christ in various ministries of the Church Catholic. The Companions are asked to pray for all Sacred Ministers but also particularly the Oratorians who seek to share the sanctification and ongoing formation of their lives together in the service of Christ and His Church wherever they may be.
Both the Oratorians and the Companions of St John Vianney are placed under the patronage of St John Vianney, the Patron Saint of Parish Priests whose life and ministry is an exemplary model to all Sacred Ministers and all who would be true disciples of Christ.
ANY baptised man or woman of the Church Catholic, no matter their particular denomination (Anglican/ Old/ Independent/ Orthodox/ Roman Catholic) is expressly invited to join the society in prayer.
This website is placed under the patronage of St Isidore of Seville nominated Patron Saint of the Internet.
Almighty and eternal God,
who created us in Thy image
and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful,
especially in the divine person of Thy only-begotten Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant we beseech Thee that, through the intercession of
Saint Isidore, bishop and doctor,
during our journeys through the internet we will direct
our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee
and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter.
Through Christ our Lord.
Composed by Fr John Zuhlsdorf