Padre Pio of Pietrelcina


St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Always humble yourself lovingly before God and man, because God speaks to those who are truly humble of heart, and enriches them with His gifts. ~St. Padre Pio
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina – A brief Biography:
Padre Pio, the Capuchin friar and mystic was born 25th May 1887 in Pietrelcina, Italy, a small country town located in southern Italy. He was baptized Francesco Forgione on 26thMay 1887 and given the name Pio when he joined the Capuchins on 22nd January 1903. Padre Pio was ordained to the priesthood in the chapel of the Archbishop of Benevento on 10th August 1910. On 20th September 1918, he received the Visible Stigmata, which would last for 50 years, while praying after Mass in the choir loft of the (old) Church of Our Lady of Grace, next to the Friary. He died on September 23rd 1968 at the age of 81 in San Giovanni Rotondo. He was credited with thousands of miraculous cures during his lifetime, and is still venerated as a miracle-worker. He was beatified on 2nd May 1999 at Rome, Italy by Pope John Paul II. His canonization was on 16th June 2002 by the same Pope in Rome.
St. Padre Pio

Who can assure us that we will be alive tomorrow? Let us listen to the voice of our conscience, to the voice of the royal prophet: “Today, if you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart.” Let us not put off from one moment to another (what we should do) because the (next moment) is not yet ours. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Prayer is the oxygen of the soul. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds him. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Always humble yourself lovingly before God and man, because God speaks to those who are truly humble of heart, and enriches them with His gifts. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Faith guides even us and we follow its sure light on the way which conducts us to God and His homeland. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Every Holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know…It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass! ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

I want to be only a poor friar who prays – if God sees blemishes even in the angels, can you imagine what He sees in me! ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

In order to attract us, the Lord grants us many graces that we believe can easily obtain Heaven for us. We do not know, however, that in order to grow, we need hard bread: the cross, humiliation, trials and denials. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Love the Blessed Mother and make her loved. Always say the Rosary. ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces! ~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

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