April 30 – Saint Pius V


listenHeavenly King, Saint Pius V was the pope who reformed the Church after the Protestant division.  To propagate improved standards, he published a new breviary and missal, he issued a new catechism to help people understand clearly the teachings of the Church, and he promoted the Rosary.  I ask him to pray for the Church today.  Help us, Lord, to renew our parishes in the strength of true doctrine; to learn the teachings of the Magisterium so that we become certain of our Faith, to overcome false beliefs and weed out misconceptions, and to better utilize the devotions and prayers of our heritage.  Saint Pius V, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Pope Saint Pius V (1502-1572)

quoteYou are the salt of the earth! You are the light of the world! See to it that the people are edified by your example, by the purity of your lives, by the moderation of your conduct, and the brilliance of your holiness! God does not ask of you mere ordinary virtue. He demands downright perfection!”

Blessed Marie Guyart (1599-1672)
Feast day April 30

quoteOne must undertake all things for the service of God and the salvation of one’s neighbor.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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