Skip to comments.[CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Padre Pio’s healing power felt by local Catholic
Posted on 06/21/2010 4:56:47 PM PDT by mlizzy
SALT LAKE CITY The last time Rosaelia Nevarez was diagnosed with cancer, her doctors werent optimistic about her chances for recovery. She needed an emergency operation, they said, and suggested she call her family to her hospital bedside. During the operation, she dreamed of the Virgin Mary. She said, You will be OK. You dont have to be afraid, Nevarez said. Appearing with Mary was Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, a saint Nevarez had heard of but didnt know much about.
Though a Catholic, Nevarez had left the Church several times, but my faith has always been that without God there is no life, she said. About eight years ago her brother suggested that she see a movie about Padre Pio. She never did see the movie, but the saints name kept popping up, and while visiting her sister in Texas she found the book Padre Pio the Stigmatist by Charles Mortimer Carty. Reading his story, I would feel what he was feeling, Nevarez said. I was totally absorbed in Padre Pio and our Blessed Mother. She continued to pray, and One day I asked, Padre Pio, how do I become your spiritual child? I want so much, but I am not worthy. The tears would just flow while I was talking and my heart wanted to burst and it was always on fire. The next day, she read in the book, If you want to be my spiritual child, come and see me.
With a little research, she learned that the saint, who died in 1968, and been exhumed and his body was on display in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy. She made preparations to go to see him, but faced several hurdles; among them, she hurt her ankle, her mother became ill and she had difficulties getting a passport. Finally, however, on May 6, 2009 she and a friend landed in Italy. When she first arrived at the crypt and saw the top of the saints head, I just didnt want to move, she said. It was so amazing. Before I knew it I was on my knees. While visiting the shrine, Nevarez met several people who had known Padre Pio. One priest blessed her with a relic ... another priest blessed her with one of the St. Pios mittens.
Nevarez has been home for more than a year now, but she still feels the saints presence, and she hasnt been ill since her pilgrimage. Padre Pio wanted me to know God, she said. He wanted me to come back to Christ. He wanted me to live the kind of life that God wants me to, not the kind I want. She has taken a vow of poverty. Its a very strange thing, but its good, she said. I have everything I need. Still, she feels that she has more to do. I dont know whats going to happen, she said. At this point I dont know where Im going, but I know that its going to be [with] Christ... Read full article here.
I once dreamed of Mary, but since my imagination is an active one, it maybe was just that, but I remember I couldn’t stop touching the hem of her garment and I wouldn’t leave her side and she didn’t care at all that I stayed. She was very patient and loving and many others were gathered around her as well. Anyone else have dreams where saints appear?
Nestled deep in the postcard-perfect French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the worlds most ascetic monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back to him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning, sans crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks quarters for six monthsfilming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals and rare outdoor excursions. This transcendent, closely observed film seeks to embody a monastery, rather than simply depict oneit has no score, no voiceover and no archival footage. What remains is stunningly elemental: time, space and light. --Link
No, but will monitor the thread for others.
I have prayed. I asked for Padro Pio’s prays. When I worked I would get fresh flowers odor in the truck. I thought someone’s perfume. Then remember the pray. You know his trademark. Praise Jesus!
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