Today, on the feast of St. Charles Borromeo (b. 1538- d. 1584), we encounter a gift from our Catholic ancestor, Pope St. Pius X (b. 1835- d. 1914). On May 26, 1910, Pope Pius X wrote an encyclical on Cardinal Borromeo which is titled Editae Saepe. In this encyclical, the great pontiff, Pius X, teaches and instructs. It is a…
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Pope St. Pius V’s incorrupt body lies in the grand basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. It is housed in a glass tomb making it possible for pilgrims to see him. He is dressed in papal garments. When I have seen him on visits to Rome, he appears quite regal, yet very accessible, as the pilgrim may draw near to the…
One Foot in Fairyland
“One of the deepest and strangest of all human moods is the mood which will suddenly strike us perhaps in a garden at night, or deep in sloping meadows, the feeling that every flower and leaf has just uttered something stupendously direct and important, and that we have by a prodigy of imbecility not heard or understood it. There is…