Pius X, born Giuseppe Sarto in a small town in Italy, was pope during the early years of the 20th century. He was a staunch supporter of traditional Catholic dogma against the surging tide of secular modernism, and his personal piety was a great inspiration to those around him. He opposed the increasingly anti-Christian government of France, stood firm for Catholic tradition and teach, and promoted the sacrament of the Eucharist. He died in the opening days of the Great War after doing everything in his power to prevent the calamitous conflict.
POPE PIUS X.
"Faith is necessary for the heroic life. It is the achievement of the man who believes in something higher, for others and for himself than the best that this world gives."
"The Times", August 18th, 1917.
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