Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 21: Saint Pius X


Born in Venice, Italy, Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto became Pope Pius X on August 4, 1903. He did many great things as pope. He encouraged people to receive the Holy Eucharist as frequently as possible, inspired people to study the Bible, and created the first Canon Law to help all Catholics stay unified in their practice of the Christian faith. All he wanted to do his whole life was to "Restore all things to Christ" and that's exactly what he did. 


Saint Pius X had a motto that kept him on track throughout his life. That motto, “Restore all things to Christ” is something that can and should guide all the rest of us, too. Today, make a banner with these words to hang over your bed or in some other place you will see it every day. Use this simple coloring page or this one, which is more complex, color it any way you like, and write the motto, "Restore all things to Christ" underneath it. 

Saint Pius X, pray for us!

More reading for parents: 

Catholic Encyclopedia
American Catholic