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?