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Was the angel of Highway 19 the saint Padre Pio?.......
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Posted on 08/09/2013 7:43:39 PM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Was the angel of Highway 19 the saint Padre Pio? Catholics suggest that the priest who's been dead for 45 years appeared at crash scene to bless and save life of teen victim

Five days on, the identity of the guardian angel priest of Missouri's Highway 19 remains as mysterious as his appearance on the roadside was miraculous.

Friends and family of Katie Lentz, along with rescue workers still want to thank the unidentified man whose prayers they credit with bestowing a supernatural calm as EMT's battled to cut the Illinois teen from her mangled car wreck.

But with no one coming forward to claim credit, and over 70 photographs of the crash scene yielding no images of the priest, some have suggested that the divine intervention of one of the Catholic Church's most beloved modern figures could have been at work.

Indeed, Carla Churchill Lentz, the mother of Katie said that her daughter's car was so twisted that rescuers said no one should have been able to survive.

'I do believe he certainly could have been an angel dressed in priest's attire because the Bible tells us there are angels among us.'

Some have speculated online that the priest could have been the Catholic Saint Padre Pio, who died in Italy 45 years ago.

He has a huge global following, with celebrities such Sophia Loren and the Italian Andrea Bocelli devoted to the humble man from San Giovanni Rotondo.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: angel; catholic; katielentz; padrepio
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1 posted on 08/09/2013 7:43:39 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Padre Pio isn’t the only saint to have bi-located.

Why don’t people believe it was an angel?


2 posted on 08/09/2013 7:47:33 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana
Some years ago, I was surfing on wikipedia and clicked on Padre Pio's entry. I found out that he was a notable Italian serial killer.

That was my first taste of Wikipedia sabotage, and the first wikipedia entry which I corrected.

3 posted on 08/09/2013 7:49:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Morgana
Was the angel of Highway 19 the saint Padre Pio?.......

Or perhaps the delusions of someone in shock.

4 posted on 08/09/2013 7:52:33 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: Salvation

Good question. Maybe Catholics think they have a corner on the miracle market. I’m not even positve he was a priest. Voting angel here.

Is the girl that was in the accident Catholic?


5 posted on 08/09/2013 7:53:06 PM PDT by madison10
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To: doc1019

Lot of people in shock, then, doc.


6 posted on 08/09/2013 8:04:19 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Morgana; Salvation

Here is a story of a bilocating Orthodox Elder who worked a similar miracle:

http://www.stnina.org/print-journal/volume-3/volume-3-no-4-fall-1999/an-interview-sister-aemiliane

We DO have angels among us as well!!!!


7 posted on 08/09/2013 8:09:05 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: madison10

Priest here. He had anointing oils and only a priest can give the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

But I still vote for an angel disguised as a priest.


8 posted on 08/09/2013 8:11:02 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

I think people can imagine it being an angel..they do exist and are detailed throughout scripture.

but what strains belief is the thought people die and become angels to come back here...like a priest who died 45 years ago...
Those could be a good example of what the bible describes as a demon appearing as an angel of light... fatima comes to mind


9 posted on 08/09/2013 8:11:07 PM PDT by delchiante
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To: doc1019

Rescue workers saw the priest too. Doesn’t mean he actually was a priest, or an angel, but he seems to have done good.

The sketch done of him in the article looks like a serial killer or something. Unnatural computer-generated symmetry.


10 posted on 08/09/2013 8:11:56 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: delchiante

I don’t think it was a demon.


11 posted on 08/09/2013 8:12:13 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: doc1019

‘Was the angel of Highway 19 the saint Padre Pio?.......

Or perhaps the delusions of someone in shock.’

Did the Lentz girl take the 70 or so pictures mentioned? I don’t think so.


12 posted on 08/09/2013 8:18:31 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Salvation

I don’t either...


13 posted on 08/09/2013 8:19:26 PM PDT by delchiante
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To: Salvation

Not true. Pastors of many denominations use annointing oil. Actually I think any elder/deacon in a Protestant church could do the same. Laying on of hands is what we call it.

Certianly could have been a priest, however.


14 posted on 08/09/2013 8:20:18 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Morgana
I do not know about the “Priest” or the “angel” or what, but I do know this writer ain't the sharpest tack in the box. “Sophia Loren and the ITALIAN Andrea Bocelli”????????
And The Beauteous Miss Loren is ? What a maroon.
15 posted on 08/09/2013 8:41:30 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Salvation

“Why don’t people believe it was an angel?”

Maybe it was a ghost. Or perhaps a mass delusion? Or a real priest that just got back in his car and waited for the road to open.

Or maybe it was an Angel sent to save the victim.


16 posted on 08/09/2013 8:54:02 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: madison10
Is the girl that was in the accident Catholic?

Does it matter? God works in mysterious ways his miracles to perform...

Regards,
GtG

17 posted on 08/09/2013 9:31:36 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Salvation

Sadly, some people won’t believe even when it happens to them. They’ll rationalize it. When an angel appeared on the scene when I needed help I thought about looking up the paramedic to confirm there was indeed a “third” emergency medical worker present. Then I thought “Why am I looking for proof when I already know the truth?”


18 posted on 08/09/2013 9:52:55 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Morgana

This is a fascinating article. Of the 70 photos taken, are there any of the firemen praying together? Who is/was the “drunk” driver who collided with her? Are there any photos of his/her vehicle?


19 posted on 08/09/2013 10:12:47 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: madison10

Yes, I did read that the girl is Catholic.


20 posted on 08/09/2013 11:21:04 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Salvation

“Why don’t people believe it was an angel?”

They don’t believe in God or angels.


21 posted on 08/09/2013 11:56:51 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Salvation

Given the oils, I would take bilocation over an angel—but would bet on a living priest, though Padre Pio is an interesting thought. Supposedly one day in recreation one of his brethren was telling a story about someone who had been in five places at once, to which Padre Pio replied: “Really? I can’t imagine being in more than three.”


22 posted on 08/10/2013 12:43:12 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Morgana

There’s a big Viet Nemeses Catholic thing going on in Carthage Mo, this week.


23 posted on 08/10/2013 12:49:29 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: doc1019

......No, angels and those who have gone before us are alive forever.


24 posted on 08/10/2013 3:50:58 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: delchiante

A gentle correction is in order.

The angels and the saints, those who have gone before ahead of us, support us in this life not only by their prayers of intercession, but they can and do come to earth called “apparations”.


25 posted on 08/10/2013 3:55:00 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: delchiante

I second what Salvation said. This was an angel.


26 posted on 08/10/2013 3:57:18 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: madison10; Salvation

“Not true. Pastors of many denominations use annointing oil. Actually I think any elder/deacon in a Protestant church could do the same. Laying on of hands is what we call it.”

I do recall that some protestants used that oil for the sick. However one with a sharp eye would know the difference when spotting a catholic using it and a protestant using it. I would having been a protestant long long ago.


27 posted on 08/10/2013 7:40:42 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Very different ritual of the Sacrament.....not just laying on of hands.


28 posted on 08/10/2013 7:43:14 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

“Very different ritual of the Sacrament”

You know this, I know this, they don’t.

That is why we could spot this.


29 posted on 08/10/2013 7:49:54 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Biggirl

The only time a ghost is described in His word, it refers to giving up the ghost or the Holy Ghost.... whatever medium or soothsayer or Hollywood has told you, do not believe it.... believe His Word.
His word warns not to turn to mediums or spiritists for you will be defiled by them .. Leviticus 19 ..

I was under the assumption you are referring to saints as believers until you noted intercession.. Saint can have a more broad definition... especially for one Church that goes quite a ways to honor (worship) dead believers with feasts, days....
And if you are a member of that church with the likes of fatima, I can see completely why you believe what you believe....


30 posted on 08/10/2013 8:31:21 AM PDT by delchiante
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To: Salvation
Why don’t people believe it was an angel?

Got me Salvation, with God all things are possible.

31 posted on 08/10/2013 8:33:07 AM PDT by mware
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

Well, yes, it does matter. A Catholic priest, or someone that seemed to be one, wouldn’t show up to anoint a Protestant. Seems the person would be someone SHE would be most comfortable with, but then maybe there were several miracles there.


32 posted on 08/10/2013 11:00:05 AM PDT by madison10
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Thanks!


33 posted on 08/10/2013 11:00:48 AM PDT by madison10
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To: delchiante

I absolutely agree with you, people can’t come back from the dead nor do they know what we are doing, including Mary and the saints.


34 posted on 08/10/2013 11:07:11 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: Morgana
Padre Pio: The priest who claimed to have hundreds of "conversations" and/or been beaten bloody by demons?

Why are only Catholic clergy ever engaged in these types of physical/occult manifestations?

35 posted on 08/10/2013 11:08:49 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: Biggirl
The angels and the saints, those who have gone before ahead of us, support us in this life not only by their prayers of intercession, but they can and do come to earth called “apparations”.

There is NOTHING Scriptural about such "intercessions" of the dead or "saints".

Demons DO OFTEN appear as apparitions, masquerading as angels of light, even producing Marian visions and speeches.

Moreover, NO mortal can be reincarnated in this world to "help." That act is an intention deception by Satan. OTOH, the Lord Himself MAY and HAS interceded -- but without all the physical fanfare.

36 posted on 08/10/2013 11:15:44 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: USS Johnston; Salvation

“Why are only Catholic clergy ever engaged in these types of physical/occult manifestations? “

Not just the clergy but I’m told some nuns/monks had this happen too. The closer one gets to Christ the more the devil wants to attack is the reason.


37 posted on 08/10/2013 12:50:19 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
The closer one gets to Christ the more the devil wants to attack is the reason.

I agree with that....

But why don't Protestant clergy and laypersons seem yo be the target of attack by these physical manifestations of demons?? Why don't angels and "saints" appears to them?

I don't doubt your faith, Morgana, but Demonic Deception seems to prey upon those who most tend to believe in reincarnate spirits who emerge as physical manifestations (Catholics and those whose psyches are open to suggestion, mostly).

I will admit to you of personal spiritual attacks in my conscious state of mind that attempted physical take-overs. It's insidious and challenge to one's faith. But never have I experienced or heard (not that it's impossible) of the physical emergence of a demon, angel, or "relative".

38 posted on 08/10/2013 2:29:35 PM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: Morgana

no, it wasn’t Padre Pio: Usually when he appears he is dressed in his brown robe of the Franciscans.I base this on a story of a little boy who woke up from a coma asking who that nice man in brown was, and it turned out that one of the boy’s family had prayed to Padre Pio.

This priest was dressed in ordinary clothing, and had a “roman collar”. I’m guessing he is an ordinary priest who “just happened” to be there.


39 posted on 08/11/2013 6:02:24 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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