It was this Pope who, in 1913, received Abbot Columba Marmion and Abbot Aelred Carlyle in audience. Aelred Carlyle, as Abbot of the Caldey Community, was in the process of being received, with most of his monks, into the full communion of the Catholic Church. This community is still alive and flourishing, at Prinknash and at Pluscarden.

So as we remember Pope Pius X, let us give thanks for his wise guidance in relation to monastic life. May he pray for us, too, in all our endeavours. May God bless you.