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Our Patron, St. Pius V

St. Pius V was an Italian Dominican who eventually became the 225th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. At an early age, St. Pius V was educated by Dominican monks who trained him in orthodoxy and piety. St. Pius V entered the Dominican order and was ordained a priest at the age of 24. He taught theology and philosophy for sixteen years, during which he practiced great penances and prayed unceasingly. He only spoke to his companions of God and heavenly things.

In 1556, St. Pius V was made Bishop by Pope Paul IV and was elected Pope after Paul IV's death. As Pope, St. Pius V fought heresy, reformed the clergy and religious orders, restored and preserved Sacred Liturgy, spread devotion to the Holy Rosary, and gave abundant alms to the poor.

When St. Pius V died, St. Teresa of Ávila told the Carmelite nuns under her charge to start praying immediately because our Church, St. Teresa said, had just lost her most holy pastor. St. Pius V’s last words on earth were “O Lord, increase my sufferings and my patience!” May His indefatigable courage to preserve the truths of Holy Mother Church be a constant inspiration for our students to not only "Welcome Truth", as is our school motto, but also to live Truth, to love Truth, and to forever fight for the Truth.

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