Pope Pius the Tenth

Pope Pius the Tenth
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Forbes Frances Alice. Pope Pius the Tenth

I. CHILD AND STUDENT

II. CURATE AND PARISH PRIEST

III. CANON AND BISHOP

IV. PATRIARCH OF VENICE

V. THE PAPAL ELECTION

VI. THE AIMS OF PIUS X

VII. PIUS X AND FRANCE

VIII. THE POPE OF THE EUCHARIST

IX. PIUS X AND MODERNISM

X. PIUS X AND THE PRIESTHOOD

XI. THE POPE OF THE SUFFERING

XII. THE POPE OF PEACE

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The village of Tombolo, in the province of Padua and the diocese of Treviso, is surrounded by hilly and well-wooded country, watered by the tributary streams of the Brenta. The parish church, St. Andrew's, stands in the centre of the little township. Tombolo boasts of no commercial industries; it is a pastoral country, and the greater part of the population is occupied in dairy farming and the rearing of cattle. The people have clearly marked characteristics; strong and robust in build, hardened to sun, rain, and wind, rough-voiced and somewhat ungentle in manner, they have, nevertheless, good hearts and are in their own way religious.

But the Tombolani have one vice – or had when Don Giuseppe became; their curate. They swore systematically and profusely at everything, at each other, and at the world at large. "No offence is intended to Almighty God," they explained ingenuously to the horrified young priest. "He certainly understands. Just go to market, and try to sell your beasts and your grain with a 'please' and a 'thank you,' and you will see what you will get!"

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"Do you think he could preach in the cathedral of Padua for the feast of St. Antony?" he asked after a moment of reflection.

"Most certainly, Monsignor," was the answer.

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