“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"
Advocated frequent Communion, Communion for children,
continual Catechesis for all, daily Scripture reading by all.
Reformed the liturgy, promoted clear and simple homilies,
brought Gregorian chant back.
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.”
Pope St Pius X, ora pro nobis