115th Year Anniversary of Pope Leo XIII's Death


Here we give you a contemporary excerpt of an account of our Holy Father Leo XIII's final moments of moral life before returning to our Father's house. 

"Pope Leo's final moments were marked by that same serenity and devotion, and. when he was conscious, that calm intelligence which is associated with his twenty-five years' pontificate. His was noeasy death. An hour before he died, turning to Dr. Lapponi and his devoted valet, Pio Centra, he murmured:

"The pain I suffer is most terrible"

Yet his parting words were not of the physical pain he, suffered, but were his whispered benedictions upon the Cardinals and his nephews, who knelt at the bedside, and the last look of his almost sightless eyes was toward the great ivory crucifix hanging in the death chamber. 

Practically all the Cardinals now in Rome, kneeling at the bedside, watched the passage of his soul."

The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, July 21, 1903
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