13 May 1792 – 7 February born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti,[a] reigned as Pope from 16 June 1846 to his death in He was the longest-reigning elected pope in the history of the Catholic Church, serving for over 31 years.
The Palatine Tiara is the most widely used Papal Tiara in the possession of the Vatican. It was donated to Pope Pius IX in 1877 by the Holy See's Palatine Guard to commemorate his jubilee as a bishop. It was last worn to date by Pope John XXIII.
This sixth chapter of this life of Pope Pius IX examines the background to the Syllabus of Errors and includes the full text. It also looks at the life of this great pope of the age of Ultramontanism and Counter-Revolution.
Most glorious of them all: the Triple Tiara in the Gothic Revival style presented to Pope Pius IX in 1871 by the Ladies of the Belgian Court.
Selling A Home? Buy & Bury A St Joseph Statue Bury a statue to sell a house? If you are like most of us youve probably never heard of the very old Catholic tradition of burying a St Joseph statue upside down to expedite selling property. Venerated in the Catholic Lutheran and Eastern Orthodox religions as a saint Joseph (the husband of Jesus mother Mary) is thought of as the patron saint of workers and declared by Pope Pius IX as the protector of the Catholic Church in the 19th century…
In 1804 Napoleon forced Pope Pius VII to travel to Paris in order to preside over his coronation. Portrait by Jacques-Louis David shows the Pope, his hand raised in blessing, with the French papal legate Cardinal Caprara at his side.