Saturday, December 7, 2019

Saint of the Day – August 21 – Saint Pius X, Pope, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

The Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope

Saint Pius X, Pope is the Patron Saint of

Society of Saint Pius X
Archdiocese of Atlanta,
Georgia;
Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa;
First communicants;
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana;
Archdiocese of Kottayam, India;
Esperantists;
Pilgrims;
Santa Luċija, Malta;
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri;
Archdiocese of Zamboanga, Philippines;
Emigrants from Treviso;
Patriarchy of Venice; Catechists

Saint Pius X, Pope Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersPope who became Saints

Saint Pius X, Pope brief life History

Date of Birth 2 June 1835
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Pope
Place of Work Vatican City, Rome, Italy
Date of Death 20 August 1914 (aged 79)
Place of Death Apostolic Palace, Rome, Italy
Feast Day August 21
Beatification By Pope Pius XII on 3 June 1951 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
Canonization By Pope Pius XII on 29 May 1954 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
Patron Saint of Society of Saint Pius X
Archdiocese of Atlanta,
Georgia;
Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa;
First communicants;
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana;
Archdiocese of Kottayam, India;
Esperantists;
Pilgrims;
Santa Luċija, Malta;
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri;
Archdiocese of Zamboanga, Philippines;
Emigrants from Treviso;
Patriarchy of Venice; Catechists

Saint Pius X, Pope Short life History

Pope Saint Pius X first name was Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto. He was born on 2 June 1835 and died on 20 August 1914.

He was the Pope from August 1903 to his death in 1914. He was canonized in 1954. Pius X is known for vigorously opposing modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting traditional devotional practices and orthodox theology.

His most important reform was to order the codification of the first Code of Canon Law, which collected the laws of the Church into one volume for the first time. He was also considered a pastoral pope, in the sense of encouraging personal holiness, piety and a daily lifestyle reflecting deep Christian values. He was born in the town of Riese, which would later append “Pio X” (Pius X’s name in Italian) to the town’s name.

Pius X was particularly devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the specific title of Our Lady of Confidence; his papal encyclical Ad diem illum expresses his desire through Mary to renew all things in Christ, which he had defined as his motto in his first encyclical.

Pius X believed that there was no surer or more direct road than by the Virgin Mary to achieve this goal. Pius X was the only pope in the 20th century with extensive pastoral experience and implementation at the parish level, which led him to favor the use of the vernacular language in teaching catechesis, while the encouragement for frequent reception of holy communion became a lasting innovation of his papacy.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Spiritually we all are her children and she is the mother of us, therefore, she is to be revered like a mother. Christ is the Word made Flesh and the Savior of mankind. He had a physical body like every other man: and as savior of the human family, he had a spiritual and mystical body, the Church. This, the Pope argues has consequences for our view of the Blessed Virgin. She did not conceive the Eternal Son of God merely that He might be made man taking His human nature from her, but also, by giving him her human nature, that He might be the Redeemer of men. Mary, carrying the Savior within her, also carried all those whose life was contained in the life of the Savior. Therefore, all the faithful united to Christ, are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones from the womb of Mary like a body united to its head. Through a spiritual and mystical fashion, all are children of Mary, and she is their Mother. Mother, spiritually, but truly Mother of the members of Christ

Saint Pius X
Saint Pius X