Who is Padre Pio?

Who is Padre Pio?

Publié le : 2021-09-16 10:35:27
Catégories : Religious News

Padre Pio is one of the most radiant Christian figures of the 20th century but do you know why?

Who is Padre Pio?
The childhood of Padre Pio

Padre Pio was born in 1887 in Italy. He grew up in a poor family. His parents could not read or write. They had a hard time earning a living. They were a very catholic family. His parents did everything possible to fulfil their son's wish to be a priest.
At the age of 16, he joined the Capuchin Friars Minor in 1903. At the age of 22, after spending six years in the catholic institute, he took his final vows.
The faithful from all over the world flocked to meet him.

Padre Pio's catholic life
A year later, at the age of 23, he became a priest. Barely a year after his ordination, Padre Pio began to see red marks on his hands and feet.

These were the famous stigmata of Christ that would make him famous throughout the world.
All his life he tried to hide them under mittens. But without success. Rumours began to spread beyond the monastery. His fame continues to grow.
Padre Pio's stigmata were not well regarded by the Vatican. The Holy Office forbade him to celebrate public masses.
Furthermore, the Vatican took a dim view of Padre Pio's bilocations (being in two places at once) of Padre Pio. The most famous bilocation is undoubtedly Padre Pio, whom many testify to having seen in places where he could not be, being several hundred kilometres away at the same time. The most famous anecdote is that of the slap he gave from a distance to a young man sleeping during his prayers.

Then, as time went by, Padre Pio became a figure for Christians.

He was once again allowed to celebrate Masses. Many of them venerate him.
Padre Pio died on 23 September 1968 after a stroke. A day before his death, he celebrated his last Mass in homage to the stigmata he had carried for more than fifty years. "Fifty years of religious life, fifty years nailed to the cross, fifty years of devouring fire for you Lord, for the beings you have redeemed".

Since his death, the devotion developed around Padre Pio exceeds, in ardour, that dedicated to many saints. Many of the faithful place themselves under his protection...

Our selection of Padre Pio articles
Padre Pio Novena Candle

Padre Pio's novena is particularly effective in obtaining his protection and support. Do you know how to use it? The Rosary Palace explains it all to you!
A novena is a prayer offered for a particular intention, repeated for nine days in a row, during which the candle is burned and not extinguished. This Novena is made to ask for a grace or a wish to God, to the Virgin or to a Saint. Of course, you must pray with faith during these nine days.
You must pray the novena at the same time of the day. For example, if you pray it at 6 p.m. on the first day, you must also pray it at 6 p.m. on the following days.

Padre Pio's rosary

This beautiful wooden rosary of Padre Pio has a sweet violet scent and is presented in a beautiful box representing Padre Pio. This rosary consists of 5 tens and has a heart with the face of Padre Pio. With this wooden rosary you can pray to Padre Pio. Here is a prayer to accompany your invocation. You can recite it on each bead, separated in groups of three:

"Oh Jesus, full of grace and charity, victim for sinners,

so moved by Your love for us as to die on the cross,

I humbly ask you to glorify in heaven and on earth,

the servant of God, Padre Pio,

who generously shared in Your sufferings,

who loved You so much

and worked with great faith for the glory of Your heavenly Father

and for the good of souls.

With confidence I ask you to grant me,

through his intercession,

what I ardently desire."

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