Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Pope St Pius X

Today is the OF feast day of Pope St Pius X who died a century ago yesterday, the feast of St Bernard. there is an illustrated online biography of him here.

Pope St Pius X


Today the New Liturgical Movement website has a post about St Pius which reflects on his vision for the Church and which can be read at Centenary of the Death of St Pius X

Yesterday New Catholic posted a substantial piece about St Pius on Rorate Caeli. This consists of a very positive assessment of St Pius' pontificate and its legacy, and also reproduces an obituary article from The Tablet from August 1914, and Pope Pius XII's address at the canonisation of St Pius in 1954, as well as a video link to film of that occasion. This can all be seen at SAINT PIUS X - Rome, August 20, 1914, 1:30 a.m.

The Vultus Christi blog has an illustrated biography and assessment of St Pius from 2010 which can be viewed here.

St Peter's List has an article about his promotion of Thomist study which can be viewed here.

The St Bede Studio blog has three posts with archive photographs of St Pius as Cardinal Patriarch of Venice and as Pope which can be viewed at Papal Retrospective : Saint Pius X : 1, Papal Retrospective : Saint Pius X : 2 and Papal Retrospective : Saint Pius X : 3

St. Pius X

Pope St Pius X following his coronation in 1903


May St Pius X continue to pray for the Church 

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