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Padre Pio to be Canonized This June
EWTN | 4.16.02 | Me

Posted on 04/16/2002 2:06:02 PM PDT by Coleus

Just Heard on EWTN internet radio that Padre Pio will be Canonized this June.


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1 posted on 04/16/2002 2:06:02 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: History_Matters
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2 posted on 04/16/2002 2:06:40 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus
Wasn't that the guy who bled from his palms?

OTOH, I predict it'll be ten minutes after Pio's canonization that some psycho will claim he was molested by Pio in the early 20th century. < /sarcasm>

3 posted on 04/16/2002 2:28:03 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: Coleus
I'm delighted to hear it. He was a remarkable man.
4 posted on 04/16/2002 3:12:21 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Coleus
That was announced by the Vatican back in February.

Padre Pio

5 posted on 04/16/2002 3:13:58 PM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: martin_fierro

Padre Pio's Stigmata

6 posted on 04/16/2002 3:16:14 PM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: martin_fierro
You'll be surprised what people will do for the almighty dollar.
7 posted on 04/16/2002 4:14:51 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
That's great, he deserves it.
8 posted on 04/16/2002 4:18:40 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Alberta's Child; Antoninus;BeforeISleep; Betteboop; Black Agnes; Cagey; Clikker...
I went to a Catholic grammar school in the 60's and 70's which was run by a Franciscan order of sisters and Capuchin brothers. We knew about Padre Pio a long time ago. He was a miracle while he was alive! So many stories attributed to him. He is truly deserving of being a saint.
9 posted on 04/16/2002 4:25:58 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: martin_fierro
Wasn't that the guy who bled from his palms?

Padre Pio is the only priest to have received the stigmata. All others who received them were either of the laity, brothers (such as St Francis), or religious women.
10 posted on 04/16/2002 4:35:27 PM PDT by Mike Fieschko
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To: Coleus
Padre Pio was a remarkable priest and confessor. He once said he didn't fear death because he could do more good work from heaven than he could here on earth. Here's praying he hears our cries for the cleansing of the Church during the present time of crisis.
11 posted on 04/16/2002 4:59:13 PM PDT by eastsider
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To: Coleus
This is one of my favorite (soon to be) Saints BUMP!!!
12 posted on 04/16/2002 5:02:43 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: martin_fierro
Not even funny in the slighest way.

It's not nice to joke about Padre Pio.

13 posted on 04/16/2002 5:04:12 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Cicero;Catholic_List;patent;Christian_List
Ditto bump
14 posted on 04/16/2002 5:05:59 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Coleus
Padre Pio is a saint already in my book.

The Church is doing the right thing. THIS is great news, I am filled with joy!

sw

15 posted on 04/16/2002 5:07:47 PM PDT by spectre
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To: Coleus
Bump! for the soon-to-be St. Pio of Pietrelcina.
16 posted on 04/16/2002 5:35:06 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: BlessedBeGod
Bump.
17 posted on 04/16/2002 6:03:08 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: spectre
BUMP
18 posted on 04/16/2002 6:03:32 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Coleus
Free Republic Prayers for Priests
19 posted on 04/16/2002 6:13:59 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Coleus
Just Heard on EWTN internet radio that Padre Pio will be Canonized this June.

How cool is that!?!?! Wish we could go.

20 posted on 04/16/2002 6:17:06 PM PDT by pbear8
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To: Coleus
HUGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR PADRE PIO'S CANONIZATION

VATICAN, (CWNews.com) -- The city of Rome is preparing to receive at least 500,000 pilgrims on June 16, for the canonization of Padre Pio.

Planning for the ceremony, which is based in Padre Pio's old monastery at San Giovanni Rotondo, will include the temporary installation of large-screen video displays outside the basilica of St. John Lateran, and possibly at the fields of Tor Vergata (the site of World Youth Day in 2000), to accommodate the many pilgrims who will not be able to find a place in St. Peter's Square. The organizers also plan to place video screens along the Via della Conciliazione, running from St. Peter's Square down to the banks of the Tiber River, for the overflow crowd there.

Visitors may already find it difficult to arrange for lodging in Rome during the days immediately before and after the event. Organizers admit that as rumors of the canonization date spread, thousands of rooms were reserved-- even before the formal announcement.

21 posted on 04/16/2002 6:19:54 PM PDT by ELS
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To: eastsider
He once said he didn't fear death because he could do more good work from heaven than he could here on earth.

Truly a saint, I am so joyful over his canonization. It couldn't come at a better time for the Church, and to remind us that there are indeed saintly, holy, remarkable men (and women) serving God. I am humbled thinking about Padre Pio and his remarkable life. What a wonderful role model for our children!

On another note, was Padre Pio a part of the Franciscan Order? Aren't they the same order that is protecting the Church of the Nativity in Bethleham as we sit here? Perhaps directing our prayers for a peaceable resolution in Bethleham for Padre Pio's intercession would be helpful. Thoughts?

22 posted on 04/16/2002 7:56:48 PM PDT by Gophack
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To: Coleus
Wonderful!! Here's one of my favorite quotes from this soon to be Saint.

"Do not disturb your soul at the sad spectacle of human injustice .... One day you will see the inevitable triumph of Divine justice over it."

23 posted on 04/17/2002 4:31:53 AM PDT by pegleg
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To: Gophack
On another note, was Padre Pio a part of the Franciscan Order? Aren't they the same order that is protecting the Church of the Nativity in Bethleham as we sit here? Perhaps directing our prayers for a peaceable resolution in Bethleham for Padre Pio's intercession would be helpful. Thoughts?
There's a man in a nearby parish who has a personal apostolate directed at Padre Pio's canonization. For years, he's been showing movies of Padre Pio's life, and bringing a pair of Padre Pio's blood-soaked gloves and a nightshirt to his mission meetings. (I expect to see him doing cartwheels on Second Avenue two months from now : ) I'll be sure to pass your idea on to him.

Have a great day!

24 posted on 04/17/2002 7:05:32 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: Coleus; TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Thanks for the bumps!

patent

25 posted on 04/17/2002 7:33:42 AM PDT by patent
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To: ElkGroveDan
Ping
26 posted on 04/17/2002 8:49:05 AM PDT by Gophack
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To: Coleus
Normally there has to be at least ONE authentic miracle attributed to a person before they are allowed to become a saint. In Padre Pio's case, there are only a few zillion to choose from! I don't know of any christian (Catholic or otherwise) who walked in so many signs & wonders. He truly was a living "miracle."

Those of you who are not familar with Padre Pio should do some research on the man -- even the current pope, while still a priest in Poland, made a special pilgrimage to see Padre Pio while he was still alive.

But more important than all the infinite number of miracles ascribed to him was that he truly loved the Lord Jesus with all his heart, soul and mind.

27 posted on 04/17/2002 9:03:22 AM PDT by Ronzo
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To: Coleus
My mother grew up in the province of Molise, and when she was a little girl her stepmother one day took her to see Padre Pio.

She was in the Church, and saw him from the balcony. And to this day, whenever she talks about it, there's one thing that she swears she will never forget for the rest of her life:

The overwhelming smell of roses.

Back when I was agnostic, that always bugged me. I always wondered if someone wasn't pumping something into that church, because if you knew her and could see her face when she told it, you'd understand my mom just could *NOT* lie like that.

28 posted on 04/17/2002 10:36:04 AM PDT by Claud
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To: 4ourprogeny;admin moderator
Don't put words in my mouth. You really need to get a grip there, fruitloop.
31 posted on 04/17/2002 10:50:29 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: 4ourprogeny
You Knew him while he was alive? I would have given anything to have met this man.

I make novenna's to him. One was when a friend of mine had a daughter near death and in a coma for 6 weeks from a head-on auto accident. The Doctor's said she was in a vegetative state, and would never be normal if she ever came out of it.

"Padre Pio" came thru for us! She is home, and walks, talks and is gaining strengh every single day.

Other times, he has answered the most personal of prayers for me. I have a little statue of him.

To think, we knew and trusted in him BEFORE he became a Saint. He continues his mission in heaven, to pray to the Lord for our "healing".

sw

33 posted on 04/17/2002 11:12:01 AM PDT by spectre
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To: Coleus
Pocket-size booklet

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counsels, Exortations, Taken from his writings and lectures, Save this booklet, It can be of great help and comofort of need. Free! Not to be sold!

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34 posted on 04/28/2002 1:19:34 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: agrace;Alberta's Child; Antoninus;BeforeISleep; Betteboop; Black Agnes; brotherwolf;Cagey...
Pocket-size booklet

"Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, Italy"

Counsels, Exortations, Taken from his writings and lectures, Save this booklet, It can be of great help and comofort of need. Free! Not to be sold!

The man who prints these books met Padre Pio while in the Army in 1956, it is there where he bought the booklet, and contiued to do so handing them out to people until he started priniting them himself after he retired as a plumber. I hand them out to all the time, especially at abortion clinics. Available in English, Italian and Spanish.

30 booklets $5.00
90 booklets $10.00
600 booklets $30.00

Vincent Falco
4514 Sheridan Avenue
Miami Beach FL 33140
305.673.8403
Make Check to Vncent Falco.
This man does this for free and makes no money selling the booklets, the booklets must be given away and not sold.

35 posted on 04/28/2002 1:25:38 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: agrace;Alberta's Child; Antoninus;BeforeISleep; Betteboop; Black Agnes; brotherwolf;Cagey...
Pocket-size booklet

"Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, Italy"

Counsels, Exortations, Taken from his writings and lectures, Save this booklet, It can be of great help and comofort of need. Free! Not to be sold!

The man who prints these books met Padre Pio while in the Army in 1956, it is there where he bought the booklet, and contiued to do so handing them out to people until he started priniting them himself after he retired as a plumber. I hand them out to all the time, especially at abortion clinics. Available in English, Italian and Spanish.

30 booklets $5.00
90 booklets $10.00
600 booklets $30.00

Vincent Falco
4514 Sheridan Avenue
Miami Beach FL 33140
305.673.8403
Make Check to Vncent Falco.

This man does this for free and makes no money selling the booklets, the booklets must be given away and not sold.

36 posted on 04/28/2002 1:26:18 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus
Thank you for good news!

Blessed Padre Pio, pray for us and for the cleansing of the Church.


37 posted on 04/28/2002 1:33:13 PM PDT by history_matters
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To: Coleus; patent; notwithstanding; JMJ333; Aunt Polgara; AgThorn; IM2Phat4U; toenail; MHGinTN...
Great NEWS

(I notice the moderators are swiftly moving most threads on any "Catholic" issues to the "Religion Forum" ghetto. Will any other FReepers of good will join me in asking them to apply such censorship evenly, or knock it off?)

38 posted on 04/28/2002 1:36:54 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Mike Fieschko
Padre Pio is the only priest to have received the stigmata. All others who received them were either of the laity, brothers (such as St Francis), or religious women.

Not being Catholic, I just assumed St Francis was a priest. How does a brother differ from a priest? What are the criteria for being either?

39 posted on 04/28/2002 1:53:39 PM PDT by LarryLied
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To: Claud
Back when I was agnostic, that always bugged me. I always wondered if someone wasn't pumping something into that church, because if you knew her and could see her face when she told it, you'd understand my mom just could *NOT* lie like that.

Great story. It also kind of boggles the mind that Sr. Lucia is still alive.

Anyone hear the story that Padre Pio told our current pope back in the 60s that he would be pope some day?

40 posted on 04/28/2002 2:04:23 PM PDT by Aquinasfan
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To: Aquinasfan
Yes, that did in fact happen.
41 posted on 04/28/2002 2:10:13 PM PDT by history_matters
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To: LarryLied
How does a brother differ from a priest? What are the criteria for being either?

One who is simply a brother -- a member of a religious order like the Franciscans, Dominicans, etc. -- takes vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, but has not been ordained a priest and cannot celebrate Mass or confer the sacraments.

A priest can be either a member of a religious order (and take the same vows), or can be a diocesan priest, reporting to a bishop (in which case he takes vows of chastity and obedience).

A priest in a religious order is also a brother (yes -- a father and a brother at the same time!). Priests and brothers who belong to religious orders live in "community," that is, in friaries, monasteries, or abbeys.

What is the criteria for being either? (I assume you mean why would you be a brother who's not a priest). It depends on which one the Lord is calling you to. A lot of discernment with spiritual directors is necessary to distinguish between the two, in some cases.

42 posted on 04/28/2002 3:22:38 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: BlessedBeGod; larrylied
Also, lets face reality, some brothers give their lives to God and do not become priests because of the educational requirements involved.

Recently, I attended a conference on the subject of ethics and stem cell research, the priest was a college profesor at Georgetown and a Jesuit, an order of brothers, who had 2 doctorates--microbiology and ethics.

He thought it was fine that Bill Clinton spoke there (at Georgetown) on November 7, since he was a former president and alumnus of the school and that as a university/educational institution you have to show both sides of an issue and let the students decide which is right. I say bull....

Clinton was a slime ball, who approved partial-birth abortions, he should never have been allowed to speak at Georgetown and if this was an era before Vatican II, I don't think any university would have hosted such a person.

43 posted on 04/28/2002 4:43:40 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: All
Over 2.7 million in print. All made by Vincent in his house.
44 posted on 04/28/2002 5:06:02 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Yea, mine too.
45 posted on 04/28/2002 8:23:04 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus
May God bless Vincent! (Good Catholic name, to boot!)
46 posted on 04/28/2002 9:32:29 PM PDT by history_matters
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To: Coleus
A bump for good news.

I think a large part of my conversion were stories about Padre Pio and Fatima, they got me just interested enough to start asking questions.

47 posted on 04/28/2002 11:30:18 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Coleus;BlessedBeGod
Thanks for the explanation.

Coleus--I ran into a few Jesuit scholars when I took some classes at Fairfield. An odd experience for a Protestant to attend a lecture on meteorology given by a priest(as you know, I am sure, it was not a gut course...those guys are rough).

48 posted on 04/29/2002 12:35:21 AM PDT by LarryLied
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To: Coleus
Ditto ditto BUMP!
49 posted on 04/30/2002 5:36:17 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: pegleg
Yes we will.
50 posted on 05/07/2002 6:17:47 PM PDT by Coleus
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