St. John Marie Vianney (8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859), is the beloved patron saint of parish priests. He is often referred to as the "Curé d'Ars" (the local parish priest of Ars). He is well known for this work his pastoral work in his little parish in Ars. He remains to hold the distinguished position as one of the very few parish priests ever to be raised to sainthood by the Catholic Church. Besides of course his loving devotion to Christ and Our Blessed Mother, he also had a particular devotion to St. Philomena and is one of the main saints responsible for the propagation of her cause.
The artist (unknown) of this portrait beautifully captures the holiness and humility of this sainted priest, that is so very well expressed throughout the various accounts of his life.