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Dardilly, France: Birthplace of Saint John Vianney

About Dardilly and the House of Saint John Vianney:

John Vianney, perhaps best known as the Patron Saint of Priests, was born here in this hourse in Dardilly, about 9 miles north of Lyon, on May 8, 1786.  He was ordained priest on August 12, 1815 and became parish priest in Ars-en-Dombes in February 1818.  From there he went on to his most famous parish in Ars-sur-Formans, where lived out his ministry and gained a reputation for great holiness.

The house he lived in now belongs to one of his great-grand nephews, and is  open at certain hours.


Traveling to Dardilly:

There is no train or direct train service from Lyon to Dardilly, so a taxi would probably be your best choice.  You might want to combine this with a visit to Ars, where he spent his ministry.  It is only about 30 miles from Dardilly.

Visits to the Natal House take place on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by reservation 48 hours in advance on other days.

Address:  2 rue du Curé d’Ars Frères Auxiliaires – 69570 Dardilly

Tel: +33  04 78 66 19 09 (leave a message and they will call back)

Click here for the official website of the Natal House of Saint John Vianney (in French, use Google translate).

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