Today is the feast of Pope Saint Pius X . A man who emerged from the 19th century into the beginning of the 20th. The time in which he was elected Pope saw a world where nation-states toyed with the idea of and were eventually plunged into war. He saw a world where modernism, nihilism, and existentialism rebelled against faith and reason. He saw a world in need of a resurgence of faith. Emphasis on the Eucharist, Gregorian Chant, the catechism in the vernacular, the codification of Canon Law, and the reorganization of the Curia and how the Vatican interacted with other nation-states. All were actions taken to bring the Church to interact with the modern world to be in it but not of it. Ora pro nobis.