Thursday, August 21, 2008

Feast of Pope St. Pius X..........August 21

"Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven."

Referred to as the "Pope of the Eucharist", he advocated frequent Communion for adults, sacramental preparation for children, and instruction in catechism for everyone. It was by his desire that the Eucharistic Congress of 1905 be held in Rome.

Pius X reformed the liturgy, promoted clear and simple homilies, and brought Gregorian chant back. He reorganized the Roman
curia, worked against the modern antagonism of the state against the Church. He helped to draft the New Code of Cannon law, issues in 1917. He encouraged Scripture reading by all the faithful.

Pope Pius X died on August 20, 1914 at Vatican City from natural causes aggravated by worries over the beginning of World War I and was buried under the altar of the Chapel of the Presentation, Saint Peter's basilica.


Owen said...

St. Pius X, pray for us.

Esther said...

What a beautiful Holy Card Micki! BTW, I'm moving you on my blog sidebar from The Ladies to Catholic Art.

Micki said...

Owen - Welcome to the blog. Hope you come back and enjoy these holy cards.

Esther - Thank you. Concerning my move....I'm honored that you call it "art".....I hope others see it that way too. :-)