Pope St. Pius X: Humility and Determination

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I was young—very young!—but I still remember the canonization of Pope Pius X.  It was in 1954, the year I made my First Communion; and he was a strong proponent of frequent Holy Communion, especially for children.  I am certain that it was the first time I’d ever heard that very big word, “canonization”—and it stuck in my head and in my heart.  A pope, I remember thinking, must be a very holy man.On August 21, the Church commemorates the gentle pontiff whose last will and testament revealed a … [Read more...]


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