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Posted on 06/13/2002 2:31:22 PM PDT by sspxsteph
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The Capuchin Franciscan Friars Joyfully Announce
The Canonization of Their Brother
Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
A Festive Eucharistic Celebration of This Joyful Day Will Take Place
Sunday, June 16, 2002
St. Patricks Cathedral
Fifth Ave and E. 51st. St.
New York, New York
Following the Eucharist, A Reception will be Held At
St. John The Baptist Church
West 31st. St. Between 7th and 8th Avenue, NY, NY
Refreshments Will Be Provided Followed By A
Closing Prayer Service That will Include The Veneration of the
Relics of Padre Pio
For More Information, Please Contact:
Fr. Nicholas Mormando, O.F.M. Cap.
Immaculate Conception Friary, Bronx, New York
Subway: E or V to 5th Ave/53rd St. Station
M-4, 32nd St. between 6th/7th Ave. to Madison Ave. & 51st. St.
Return to St. John's: M4, 5th Ave. South to 32nd Between 6th/7th Ave.
|Celebrazioni per Padre Pio, preparativi a Roma
(12 giugno 2002)
Thank you ,"Saint Padre Pio".
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Padre Pio .... an awesome saint who endured so much tribulation at the hands of satan. He is truly an inspiration.
I was drawn to his kind face as a kid and loved him right away. What an inspiration he is. Whenever I am at a low spiritual ebb, I think of and pray to Padre Pio and Saint Therese of Lisieux and then I can go out and face the world.
Padre Pio is not yet canonized, but his cause for beatification is currently active. Francesco, named in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, was one of eight children of Grazio and Maria Forgione. Francesco was very devout even as a child, and at an early age felt drawn to the priesthood. He became a Capuchin novice at the age of sixteen and received the habit in 1902. Francesco was ordained to the priesthood in 1910 after seven years of study and became known as Padre Pio. On September 20, 1918, Padre Pio was kneeling in front of a large crucifix when he received the visible marks of the crucifixion. The doctor who examined Padre Pio could not find any natural cause for the wounds. Upon his death in 1968, the wounds were no longer visible. In fact, there was no scaring and the skin was completely renewed. He had predicted 50 years prior that upon his death the wounds would heal. The wounds of the stigmata were not the only mystical phenomenon experienced by Padre Pio. The blood from the stigmata had an odor described by many as similar to that of perfume or flowers, and the gift of bilocation was attributed to him. Padre Pio had the ability to read the hearts of the penitents who flocked to him for confession which he heard for ten or twelve hours per day. Padre Pio used the confessional to bring both sinners and devout souls closer to God; he would know just the right word of counsel or encouragement that was needed. Even before his death, people spoke to Padre Pio about his possible canonization. He died on September 23, 1968 at the age of eighty-one. His funeral was attended by about 100,000 people.
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