The late Pope Benedict XVI said: ‘Dear brothers and sisters, St Pius X teaches all of us that at the root of our apostolic action in the various fields in which we work there must always be close personal union with Christ, to cultivate and to develop, day after day. This is the essence of all his teaching, of all his pastoral commitment. Only if we are in love with the Lord shall we be able to bring people to God and open them to his merciful love and thereby open the world to God’s mercy’.

In order to share Christ with others, we must first know Him deeply in our own hearts, as Pope St Pius X clearly taught.

Today let us open ourselves to His saving love, present to us in all our daily challenges. May St Pius X pray for us, and may God bless you this day.