Pope Saint Pius X

“Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven. There are others: innocence, but that is for little children; penance, but we are afraid of it; generous endurance of trials of life, but when they come we weep and ask to be. The surest, easiest, shortest way is the Eucharist.” — Pope Saint Pius X

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Today (August 21) is the feast day of Pope Saint Pius X and is the 100th anniversary of his death. “For if true love alone has the power to unite the wills of men, it is of the first necessity that we should have one will with Mary to serve Jesus our Lord.” — Pius X, Ad Diem Illum Laetissimum [On the Immaculate Conception], 1904.

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Pope Saint Pius X Coat of Arms

“But since the Modernists (as they are commonly and rightly called) employ a very clever artifice, namely, to present their doctrines without order and systematic arrangement into one whole, scattered and disjointed one from another, so as to appear to be in doubt and uncertainty, while they are in reality firm and steadfast, it will be of advantage, Venerable Brethren, to bring their teachings together here into one group, and to point out the connexion between them, and thus to pass to an examination of the sources of the errors, and to prescribe remedies for averting the evil”. — Papal encyclical letter “Pascendi dominici gregis” (“Feeding the Lord’s Flock”) promulgated by Pope Pius X on 8 September 1907.

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“Truly we are passing through disastrous times, when we may well make our own the lamentation of the Prophet: “There is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land” (Hosea 4:1). Yet in the midst of this tide of evil, the Virgin Most Merciful rises before our eyes like a rainbow, as the arbiter of peace between God and man.” — Statement prior to World War I, quoted in Biographical profile at Living Water Community

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Instaurare omnia in Christo!

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