Saturday, September 3, 2016

Instaurare Omnia in Christo

Instaurare omnia in Christo - "To restore all things in Christ." This was the motto of the pontificate of Pope St. Pius X.

What does it mean to "restore all things in Christ"?

From the encyclical E Supremi Apostolatu of Pope St. Pius X:

"When in every city and village the law of the Lord is faithfully observed, when respect is shown for sacred things, when the Sacraments are frequented, and the ordinances of the Christian life are fulfilled, there will certainly be no more need for us to labor further to see all things restored in Christ."