Happy Sarto Day!

A fantastic compendium of quotes, shamelessly copied and pasted from Miss B.

Li’l Joey Tailor (Giuseppe Sarto) grew up to be Pope St. Pius X, Our Father in God. Today is his feast day.

“The greatest obstacle in the apostolate of the Church is the timidity, or rather the cowardice of the faithful.”

…the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. […] Indeed, the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators: they are traditionalists.

It is an error to believe that Christ did not teach a determined body of doctrine applicable to all times and to all men, but rather that He inaugurated a religious movement adapted, or to be adapted, to different times and different places.

If there were one million families praying the Rosary every day, the entire world would be saved.

If the Angels could envy, they would envy us for Holy Communion.

The daily adoration or visit to the Blessed Sacrament is the practice which is the fountainhead of all devotional works.

The Church alone, being the Bride of Christ and having all things in common with her Divine Spouse, is the depository of the truth.

I accept with sincere belief the doctrine of faith as handed down to us from the Apostles by the orthodox Fathers, always in the same sense and with the same interpretation.

The proposition that the principal articles of the Apostles’ Creed did not have the same meaning for the Christians of the earliest times as they have for Christians of our time is hereby condemned and proscribed as erroneous.

It is impossible to approve in Catholic publications of a style inspired by unsound novelty which seems to deride the piety of the faithful and dwells on the introduction of a new order [novus ordo] of Christian life, on new directions of the Church, on new aspirations of the modern soul, on a new vocation of the clergy, on a new Christian civilisation.

Pope St. Pius X, pray for us, for the Holy Catholic Church, usurped by an Antipope and in terrifyingly visible eclipse, and for the Petrine See which you so gloriously occupied, vacant these 246 days.

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