Monday, September 20, 2010

FEAST OF ST. PIO OF PIETRELCINA



The Feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina is September 23rd.
St. Pio is considered an "incorrupt" saint. He died over 40 years ago and his body shows no sign of  decay. The body was exhumed in early March 2008. His body is viewed by thousands of pilgrims each day. St. Pio's body, as seen in this video, is in a remarkable state of preservation.



A Prayer to Padre Pio
         
Beloved Padre Pio, today I come to add my prayer to the thousands of prayers offered to you every day by those who love and venerate you in Jesus’ name. They ask for cures and healings, earthly and spiritual blessings, and peace for body and mind. And because of your friendship with the Lord, he heals those you ask to be healed, and forgives those you ask be forgiven in Jesus’ name.
Through your visible wounds of the Crucified Jesus, which you bore for 50 years, you were chosen in our time to glorify the crucified Jesus. Because the Cross has been replaced by other symbols, please help us bring back the veneration of the wounds of Jesus Christ, for we acknowledge His Precious Blood as true a sign of salvation, cleansing and purifcation.
As we lovingly recall the wounds that pierced your hands, feet and side, like beloved Jesus Christ, we not only remember the blood He shed as you also shed in pain, along with your smile, and the invisible halo of sweet smelling flowers that surrounded your presence, certainly the Scent of The Lord, symbolic as the perfume of sanctity.
Padre Pio, may the healings of the sick become the testimony that the Lord has invited you to join the holy company of Saints. In your kindness, please help me with my own special request: (mention here your petition, and make the sign of the Cross).
Bless me and my loved ones. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Pio Pray For Us!

4 comments:

  1. Yay! Padre Pio! Sometimes I go on youtube and watch his mass :-)

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  2. He's amazing to watch and to think, a St. of our times. What a blessing. N

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