Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Saint Padre Pio





Today is the feast of St. Padre Pio. He was born in 1887 in Pietrelcina, Italy. At the age of only 16, he entered the Franciscan Capuchin Friars, one of the strictest orders.

He was gifted with many charisms including bilocation, the reading of penitents' hearts and the stigmata. He loved the Blessed mother and spoke out in defense of Christian modesty in dress.

He was God's instrument in healing people, even before his death.

He was canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 16, 2002.

2 comments:

Colleen said...

I really love reading about Padre Pio. There is so much to learn about him. Thanks for this post.

Dymphna said...

You're welcome.

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