I am aware that under Cannon Law it is forbidden to sell relics for a profit, thus all proceeds of the sale will go toward the proper burial and funeral of the previous owner. This relic is in excellent condition. It reads, S. Pius PP X . All threads are intact and pressed into wax. This relic comes with a certificate of authenticity.hello ebay-does not violate ebay trust and safty policy rules- no body or blood-contains hair, please bid befor ebay cancels the listing again. lol Pope Pius X From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search Pope St. Pius X Papacy began 4 August 1903 Papacy ended 20 August 1914 ( &0000000000000011000000 11 years, &0000000000000016000000 16 days) Predecessor Leo XIII Successor Benedict XV Personal details Birth name Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto Born 2 June 1835 (1835-06-02 )
Riese , Lombardy-Venetia , Austrian Empire Died 20 August 1914 (aged 79)
Apostolic Palace , Rome Signature Other Popes named Pius
Pope Pius X ( Ecclesiastical Latin : Pius PP. X ) (2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto , was the 257th Pope of the Catholic Church , serving from 1903 to 1914, succeeding Pope Leo XIII . He was the first pope since Pope Pius V to be canonized . Pius X rejected modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting traditional devotional practices and orthodox theology. His most important reform was to publish the first Code of Canon Law , which collected the laws of the Church into one volume for the first time. He was a pastoral pope, encouraging personal piety and a lifestyle reflecting Christian values. He was born in the town of Riese , which would later append "Pio X" (Pius X's name in Italian) to the town's name.Pius was particularly devoted to Mary; his encyclical Ad Diem Illum expresses his desire through Mary to renew all things in Christ , which he had defined as his motto in his first encyclical. Pius believed that there is no surer or more direct road than by Mary to achieve this goal. [1 ] Pius X was the only Pope in the 20th century with extensive pastoral experience at the parish level, [citation needed ] and pastoral concerns permeated his papacy; he favoured the use of the vernacular in catechesis . Frequent communion was a lasting innovation of his papacy. Pius X, like Pope Pius IX , was considered by some to be too outspoken or brusque. His direct style and condemnations did not gain him much support in the aristocratic societies of pre- World War I Europe. His immediate predecessor had actively promoted a synthesis between the Catholic Church and secular culture; faith and science; and divine revelation and reason. [2 ] Pius X defended the Catholic faith against popular 19th century views such as indifferentism and relativism which his predecessors had warned against as well. [3 ] He followed the example of Leo XIII by promoting Thomas Aquinas and Thomism as the principal philosophical method to be taught in Catholic institutions. Pius opposed modernism, which claimed that Roman Catholic Dogma should be modernized and blended with nineteenth century philosophies. He viewed modernism as an import of secular errors affecting three areas of Roman Catholic belief: theology , philosophy , and dogma. [4 ] Personally, Pius combined within himself a strong sense of compassion , benevolence and poverty , but also stubbornness and a certain stiffness. [5 ] He wanted to be pastoral and was the only pope in the 20th century who gave Sunday sermons every week. [citation needed ] His charity was extraordinary, filling the Apostolic Palace with refugees from the 1908 Messina earthquake, long before the Italian government began to act on its own. [6 ] He rejected any kind of favours for his family; his brother remained a postal clerk, his favourite nephew stayed on as village priest, and his three sisters lived together close to poverty in Rome. [6 ] He often referred to his own humble origins, taking up the causes of poor people. I was born poor, I have lived poor, and I wis...