Monday, August 25, 2008

The Cathedral Pius X was ordained priest in...

In this cathedral, 150 years ago, Pius X was ordained priest.
It's the Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta e San Liberale located in the town of Castelfranco Veneto (the town where the painter Giorgione was born in 1478).
The cathedral was designed in 1723. The interior is fantastic: the height of the nave is the harmonic mean of its length and width.
When you visit it be sure to see the sacristy, too. This parish has vestments donated to it by Pius X which will be on display in 2010 when they complete the new museum.
It's a true blessing to pray inside this church and to see the same floor atop which he laid during the ordination rites.
To get here just take a train or bus approx. 40 km from Padova, near Venice.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us! To see the place where my holy patron was ordained a priest is a great joy for me. Your blog is always uplifting and it is a joy to read daily!

Many thanks again.

In His great mercy,
Fr. Pius

PeterHWright said...

Of course !
The birthplace of Giorgione ! (I think his family name was Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco.)
The Cathedral houses Giorgione's Castelfranco Madonna, doesn't it ?
I've not seen the painting since its restoration a few years ago.