Pope Who Loved the Eucharist

August 21, 2019 – Memorial of St. Pius X, Pope

Today is the feast day of the patron of my home parish of St. Pius X


In 1858, Giuseppe Sarto became a priest. He was chosen as pope in 1903, and took the name of Pius X. He was canonized in 1954.

While serving as pope, he remembered a dream he once had about helping children. He announced a change in Church custom that allowed children as young as seven years old to receive the Eucharist. He encouraged all Catholics to attend Mass often and receive Holy Communion, becoming known as the pope who loved the Holy Eucharist.

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