Saint Pius V, Pope
Pope Saint Pius V was born in 1504 in Italy. At 14, he joined the Dominican Order. He held various offices in the Inquisition and at age 62 was elected to the papal chair. During his pontificate, he implemented the reforms of the Council of Trent, reinforced treasured traditions such as reciting the Daily Office, and standardized the Mass by issuing a new missal. He was canonized in 1712 by Clement XI. 
Written by Sarah Ciotti
 Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “Pope St. Pius V.”
 Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, The Martyrology of the Monastery of the Ascension, 2008.
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