Pope Pius IX

Pope Pius IX.

A Rosary Meditation … The Second Glorious Mystery, the Ascension. “Christ is already in that place of peace, which is all in all. He is on the right hand of God. He is hidden in the brightness of the radiance which issues from the everlasting throne. He is in the very abyss of peace, where there is no voice of tumult or distress, but a deep stillness–stillness, that greatest and most awful of all goods which we can fancy; that most perfect of joys, the utter profound, ineffable tranquility of the Divine Essence. He has entered into His rest. That is our home; here we are on a pilgrimage, and Christ calls us to His many mansions which He has prepared.” – Cardinal John Henry Newman.

Peace. Stillness. Have you ever wanted things to just calm down? For the noise to stop and the dust to settle? It can. To be with Christ is to be in that place described above by Cardinal Newman. He knew what he was talking about then, and has first hand information now. We can wait until we have first hand info, wait for Christ to come for us, and so have something to look forward to. Or we can let Christ come TO us right now, right here, and experience that still peace that is God’s love NOW. How? Its simpler than most are willing to believe. Ask and you’ll receive. Believe that you have it and you will.

Today …

St. Pius X


St. Pius X

On June 2, 1835, Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto saw the light of earth at Riesi, Province of Treviso, in Venice; on August 20, 1914, he saw the light of heaven; and on May 29, 1954, he who had become the two hundred fifty-ninth pope was canonized St. Pius X. Two of the most outstanding accomplishments of this saintly Pope were the inauguration of the liturgical renewal (he is no doubt pleased with the furtherance of this via Vatican II) and the restoration of frequent communion from childhood. He also waged an unwavering war against the heresy and evils of Modernism, gave great impetus to biblical studies, and brought about the codification of Canon Law. His overriding concern was to renew all things in Christ. Above all, his holiness shone forth conspicuously. From St. Pius X we learn again that “the folly of the Cross”, simplicity of life, and humility of heart are still the highest wisdom and the indispensable conditions of a perfect Christian life, for they are the very source of all apostolic fruitfulness. His last will and testament bears the striking sentence: “I was born poor, I have lived in poverty, and I wish to die poor.”

Consider … We can wait to go to Heaven, and that’s good, its OK. Or we can let Heaven come to us now, and that’s even more OK.



  1. Just a note … I have no clue where the title, 5753, came from because that’s not what I typed in originally. I think. ???

    • It is mystery for Number Six 😉

  2. No doubt Pius X was delighted that liturgical reform was taken up by Vatian II, but I doubt he is pleased with the sad condition of the Roman Rite today. God bless!

    • Yes, but happily I think I see the pendulum swinging the other way. I remember one priest calling it a “hiccup” in the history of the Church. Hopefully, the hiccupping fit is near its end. 🙂 Have a blessed day.

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