Beloved Padre Pio, today I come to add my prayer to the thousands of prayers offered to you every day by those who love and venerate you. They ask for cures and healings, earthly and spiritual
blessings, and peace for body and mind. And because of your friendship with the Lord, he heals those you ask to be healed, and forgives those you forgive.
Through your visible wounds of the Cross, which you bore for 50 years, you were chosen in our time to glorify the crucified Jesus. Because the Cross has been replaced by other symbols, please help us to bring it back in our midst, for we acknowledge it is the only true sign of salvation.
As we lovingly recall the wounds that pierced your hands, feet and side, we not only remember the blood you shed in pain, but your smile, and the invisible halo of sweet smelling flowers that surrounded your presence, the perfume of sanctity.
Padre Pio, may the healings of the sick become the testimony that the Lord has invited you to join the holy company of Saints. In your kindness, please help me with my own special request: (mention here your petition, and make the sign of the Cross).
Bless me and my loved ones. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
In Memoriam J.S. The following quotes of Padre Pio tell how he looked after and loved his spiritual family:
'I love my Spiritual Children as much as my own soul and even more.'
'Once I take a soul on, I also take on their entire family as my spiritual children.'
'To my Spiritual Children, my prayers for you will never be lacking.'
'If one of my spiritual children ever goes astray, I shall leave my flock and seek him out.'
Padre Pio's promise was to accept all Americans as his spiritual children. He loved the American GI's and always welcomed them when they would visit the friary. This was the message he sent through the GI's.
If you are interested in forming a Padre Pio Prayer Group in your parish, please note the following guidelines as written by Padre Pio.
For further information, call or write:
The Padre Pio Foundation of America
463 Main Street
Cromwell, Connecticut 06416
It may seem difficult, but with the Lord, all things are possible. Padre Pio said, "When we meet the Lord, He will not ask us if we were successful, but surely He will ask if we tried." Give it a try. If you are nearby, you are welcome to visit The Padre Pio Foundation in Connecticut.
God bless you.
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