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A guy told Father Pio: I cannot come and see y…

A guy told Father Pio: I cannot come and see you very often. My salary doesn’t allow me such expensive trips. Father Pio answered: “Who has told you to come here? You have your Guardian Angel, don’t you? You tell him what you want, you send him here, and you will have the answer.”
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A priest brought his friend, a Jewish man name…

A priest brought his friend, a Jewish man named Lello Pegna, to visit Padre Pio in 1919. Pegna was completely blind in both eyes. The priest had brought him to Padre Pio in the hopes of his friend being cured. Padre Pio told Pegna, “The Lord will not grant you the grace of physical sight unless you first receive sight for your soul. After you are baptized, then the Lord will give you your sight.” A few months later Pegna returned baptized despite the protests of his family. In the following months his sight was fully restored. For the next thirty years, his sight remained perfect.
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“The whole priestly ministry of Padre Pio was …

“The whole priestly ministry of Padre Pio was lived in sacramental union with the crucified Christ,” he said. “It was as if the Lord said to him, ‘You’re not just a priest, you’re also a victim like me.’”
Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant,
St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
with the gifts of the Spirit.
You marked his body with the five wounds
of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness
to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son.
Endowed with the gift of discernment,
St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional
for the salvation of souls.
With reverence and intense devotion
in the celebration of Mass,
he invited countless men and women
to a greater union with Jesus Christ
in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
I confidently beseech You to grant me
the grace of (here state your petition).

Glory be to the Father… (three times). Amen.
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Please help us pray for Fr. Armando Brédice, h…

Please help us pray for Fr. Armando Brédice, he was an altar boy of Saint Padre Pio! #RIP 🙏❤️🕊
As a young priest, Father Armando wanted to carry out his mission in Africa although God had different plans for him. He was sent to Brazil and shortly before his death he acclaimed, “living here for all these years only makes me feel love in my heart for everything I’ve done. Everything passes, except love, "the priest said in an interview with the newspaper Correio Braziliense.
"I will be in this work until God wills, because I gave my life to Christ and, until my last moment and breathing, I will dedicate myself to Him,” he added.
Fr. Armando Brédice has passed away yesterday, at 100 years old. He is one of the two centenarian fathers in the Archdiocese of Brasília, Brazil. The other one is Father Guibaldo Orestes. They both are Italian but have been in Brazil for a very long time.

Father Armando Brédice, the Brazilian community loved and continues to love you! Thank you for giving your life to Christ, may He welcome you into His kingdom! 🕊

Eternal rest grant unto Fr. Armando Brédice, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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’… let us bear in mind that unles…

’… let us bear in mind that unless we are humble we shall not only do no good, but we shall not be saved. “Unless you … become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” In order, then, to enter into the kingdom of heaven, we must become children, not in age, but in humility. St. Gregory says that as pride is a sign of reprobation, so humility is a mark of predestination.’
–St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church
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A priest brought his friend, a Jewish man name…

A priest brought his friend, a Jewish man named Lello Pegna, to visit Padre Pio in 1919. Pegna was completely blind in both eyes. The priest had brought him to Padre Pio in the hopes of his friend being cured. Padre Pio told Pegna, “The Lord will not grant you the grace of physical sight unless you first receive sight for your soul. After you are baptized, then the Lord will give you your sight.” A few months later Pegna returned baptized despite the protests of his family. In the following months his sight was fully restored. For the next thirty years, his sight remained perfect.
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Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant, St. Pio of…

Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant,
St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
with the gifts of the Spirit.
You marked his body with the five wounds
of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness
to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son.
Endowed with the gift of discernment,
St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional
for the salvation of souls.
With reverence and intense devotion
in the celebration of Mass,
he invited countless men and women
to a greater union with Jesus Christ
in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
I confidently beseech You to grant me
the grace of (here state your petition).

Glory be to the Father… (three times). Amen.
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Today we pray for your intentions in front of the Holy Relic of…

Today we pray for your intentions in front of the Holy Relic of St. Padre Pio.
I feel so blessed right now? Comment your prayer intentions and we’ll pray for you!
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Another of the many miracles attributed to the intercession of…

Another of the many miracles attributed to the intercession of St Padre Pio was one that was reported during the summer of 1919, word of which reached the general public and the newspapers, despite the efforts of Padre Benedetto and Padre Paolino. This one, witnessed by Padre Paolino, concerned one of San Giovanni Rotondo’s most unfortunate persons -a mentally and physically handicapped old man named Francesco Santarello. He was so pathetically clubfooted that he was unable to walk. Instead, he dragged himself about on his knees, supported by a pair of miniature crutches. The unfortunate little man labored up the hill to the friary Monastery each day to beg bread and soup, as he had done for years. Poor Santarello was a fixture in the community and everyone knew him. Some of the more uncharitable children of the town loved to tease the unhappy beggar, going so far at times as to knock the crutches from under his shoulders and then laugh uncontrollably as he tumbled onto the pavement.
One day Santarello was positioned, as usual, near the door of the cloister, begging for alms. As usual, a large crowd had gathered, waiting for Padre Pio to emerge and enter the church. As Pio passed by, Santarello cried out, “Padre Pio, give me a blessing!”
Without stopping, Pio looked at him and said, “Throwaway your crutches!”
Stunned, Santarello did not move. This time Padre Pio stopped and shouted, “I said, ‘Throwaway your crutches!’ ” Then, without another word, Pio entered the church to say Mass.
In front of dozens of people, Santarello threw his crutches away, and for the first time in his life, began to walk on his deformed feet to the utter astonishment of his fellow townspeople, who but a few minutes before had seen him lurching about, as always, on his knees……..
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A woman said, “In 1947 I was thirty-eight years old and I had…

A woman said, “In 1947 I was thirty-eight years old and I had been suffering cancer of the intestine. The cancer was found by x-ray, and it was decided to operate. Before going to the hospital I wanted to visit San Giovanni Rotondo to meet Padre Pio. My husband, my daughter and one of her friends, took me to him. I desired to confess my sins to Padre Pio and to speak with him concerning my disease, but it was not possible to meet him. My husband told my problem to one of the friars. That friar was moved and he promised to report all to Padre Pio. In a short time, I was asked to go into the corridor of the convent where Padre Pio would pass. Padre Pio walked through the crowd, but he was interested only in me. He asked me the reason for which I was so distraught and told me I was correct about the surgeon. After that, he encouraged me and he said he’d pray to God for me. I was amazed. In fact, he did not know the surgeon who was going to perform the operation, and nobody told him that I was the right person to speak to in the crowd. Yet, he appeared to know both the surgeon and me. I faced my operation with hope and with peace. The surgeon was the first one who spoke of a miracle. He performed an appendectomy despite previous x-rays that showed cancer. The surgeon did not believe in God, but since then he has put a crucifix in each room of the hospital. There was no evidence of cancer anymore. After this miracle and a short time of rest I returned to San Giovanni Rotondo in order to meet with Padre Pio. The saintly friar was going to the sacristy when he suddenly stopped and smiled at me – he said: ‘What do you know? You have come back here!’…and he gave me his hand to kiss, which I affectionately held in my hands.”
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