Thursday, August 21, 2014

Most noble, profitable, sweetest

 “Among all these I sought a resting place; 
in whose inheritance should I abide?" - Sirach 24:7

Fribourg Cathedral ~ Switzerland (Photo credit- Lawrence, OP) 

"The devotion to the Eucharist
is the most noble
because it has God as its object;
it is the most profitable for salvation,
because It gives us the Author of Grace;
it is the sweetest,
because the Lord is Sweetness Itself."

St Pius X
"Pope of the Eucharist"
Italy~ 1835-1914
257th Pope - 1903 to 1914
Papal motto: "To renew all things in Christ"
Extended age of First Communion to age seven. Advocated frequent Communion, continual Catechesis for all, daily Scripture reading by all. 
Reformed the liturgy, promoted clear and simple homilies,
brought Gregorian chant back, condemned the Modernist heresy.
FEAST DAY - August 21


Describing Pius X, an historian wrote that he was
“a man of God who knew the unhappiness of the world
and the hardships of life, and in the
greatness of his heart wanted to comfort everyone.”

 St Pius X, pray for us!

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