Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Padre Pio


"I have often raised my hand in the silence of the night and in my solitary cell, blessing you all and presenting you to Jesus and to our father, St. Francis of Assisi." - Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
I am blessed to share a birthday with Padre Pio. And I pray to him often. Pio used to say, "Pray, hope and don't worry." We all need to heed his advice. Especially in our troubled times.
Meditation: Matthew 6: 25-34.

6 comments:

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

"Pray, pray to the Lord with me, because the whole world needs prayer. And every day, when your heart especially feels the loneliness of life, pray. Pray to the Lord, because even God needs our prayers." - St. Pio of Pietrelcina

michaelgcasey said...

In 1996 my mother died peacefully in her sleep but it was a big shock.
then 8 week later my dad had a massive heart attack but my brother did cpr, my dad was in hospital for 12weeks. he went to live in an old people's home and it was there that I met my future wife after 3 years on visiting every single day.
I wrote an essay called Padre Pio and Me it explains it better
www.michaelgcasey.multiply.com has the essay on it attached to one of my blogs. Anyways I know Padre Pio saved my dad

michaelgcasey said...

Padre Pio and me on my site wwww.michaelgcasey.multiply.com explains how PadrePio saved my dad's life back in 96 just 8 bare weeks after my mum died. My dad went to live in an old people's home and it was there 3 years later after visiting every single day that I met my future wife a Shanghai girl, we now have 2 girls.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Michael, that's wonderful. Thank you for sharing that testimony with readers of this Blog. May St. Pio continue to intercede for all of our needs.

PRAISE GOD said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
oh...May 25 - also a day to remember St. Philomena where they found her remains on that day in 1802 in catacombs. www.philomena.us/ and info on
www.miraclerosarymission.org/philo.htm
AND also my wedding anniversary since it was our most memorable day in Medjugorje one year earlier. story on my blog http://thereedofgod.blogspot.com/2010/01/our-miraculous-image-medjugorje_30.html

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Thank you Praise God. And what a wonderful story about you and your husband. May 25th is also the Feast day of Venerable Bede, Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, and Pope St. Gregory VII (a great reformer).

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