Greetings from Castelfranco, the walled city where Pius X was ordained priest 150 years ago in 1858. This city is perhaps 35 km from Padova. And about 12 km from here is the little town of Riese where he was born in 1835.
To get here from Rome is easy. From Roma Termini just take the Venice train for four hours with stops in Florence and Bologna. Get off at Padova. In front of the Padova train station just take the bus for Castelfranco. From Castelfranco take another bus to Riese.
I carry all of your private intentions in my heart as I retrace the steps of our great patron, Pius X, of blessed and holy memory.
Let us pray!