The French Revolution prevented the future Curé d'Ars from going to school at the normal age. When he did finally get to go, he was mocked for his struggles, especially in Latin. Wanting to become a priest, he entered a seminary, where he was considered an "ass" by many. However, his devotion to God paved the way for his future as an extraordinary parish priest who would often spend 16 hours a day in the confessional. From "ass" to "patron of all priests," St Vianney proves how faithfulness is more essential than worldly success.