Cope of St. Jean Vianney, patron saint of priests, gifted by Sisters of Mount Carmel

Photos by Frank J. Methe | CLARION HERALD


The cope of St. Jean Vianney (1786-1859), the patron saint of diocesan priests, has been kept in the archives of the Sisters of Mount Carmel since 1878, when Sister Aimee de Jesus Jugnet obtained it as a gift from Father Tocanier, who succeeded St. Jean as pastor.



The saint wore the simply sewn vestment for 20 years. Archbishop Gregory Aymond says he hopes to make the cope available for viewing by seminarians at Notre Dame Seminary.   

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