A stunning portrait of St. Pius X, appropriate for every Catholic Home. This is a stylized rendition of a famous black and white photograph of His Holiness.
St. Pius X, original name Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, (born June 2, 1835, Riese, Venetia, Austrian Empire [now in Italy]—died August 20, 1914, Rome, Italy; canonized May 29, 1954; feast day September 3rd), Italian pope from 1903 to 1914, whose staunch political and religious conservatism dominated the early 20th-century Roman Catholic Church.
Ordained in 1858, he became a parish priest in the Italian region of Venetia. Pope Leo XIII made him bishop of Mantua (1884) and in 1893 cardinal and patriarch of Venice. He was elected pope on August 4, 1903.