Saturday marked the feast of St. Pope Pius X, Apostle of Hope; see quotes here and here as examples thereof. “You, Lord, gave St. Pius X the strength of an Apostle….” goes the Divine Office. Indeed. An apostle of our time. And I thought about how his heart was so broken by the advent of WWI that he seemingly died of it. And that was BEFORE all the bloodshed that wasn’t predicted to come, had come. St. Pius, pray for us!