Category: Life of Padre Pio da Pietrelcina

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The life of Padre Pio: the years of childhood

The life of Padre Pio: the years of childhood. Francesco Forgione (Saint Padre Pio) was born in the bosom of a humble and religious family, on Wednesday, May 25, 1887 at 5 o’clock in the afternoon, time when the bells of the Church sounded to call all the faithful to honor the Blessed Virgin in her month. Blessed Padre Pio...

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The life of Padre Pio. Studies to prepare him for Religious Life – Admission to Morcone’s Novitiate

The life of Padre Pio. Studies to prepare him for Religious Life – Admission to Morcone’s Novitiate Francesco had a great thirst to learn. Because there were no schools in the village, some farmers volunteered to teach the children in the area. His greatest ambition was that children could learn to read and the brightest to write. The teaching was...

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The life of Padre Pio. The Great Mission

The life of Padre Pio. The Great Mission. On July 28, 1916, Padre Pio arrived in San Giovanni Rotondo for the first time. San Giovanni Rotondo was at that time a small village on the Gargano peninsula, surrounded by very poor houses, without light, without drinking water or pipes, without paved roads and without modern forms of communication, very similar...

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The life of Padre Pio. Priestly Ordination, Seven years of sickness, First appearance of stigmas.

Biography of Padre Pio. Priestly Ordination, Seven years of sickness, First appearance of stigmas. On August 10, 1910, Padre Pio is ordained a priest in the Cathedral of Benevento, Italy. The afternoon of that day, write this prayer: “Oh Jesus, my sigh and my life, I ask you to make me a holy priest and a perfect victim”. On the...

Padre Pio: The man Francesco Forgione

Padre Pio of Pietrelcina: The man Francesco Forgione. Padre Pio was a man like other men, prodigious among others and at the service of all. In his life Padre Pio did not know heavenly favors, he was not a person sent from heaven dressed as a man, but really lived in the story of man and spoke the language and...

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Memories and images of Padre Pio

Memories and images of Padre Pio. The places between Pietrelcina and Piana Romana preserve intact, the memories and images of Padre Pio in his way of life and in his path of faith. The stories told by his playmates, by his mother and father, by his teachers and his confessors, maintain alive the figure of this humble man full of...

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The novitiate of Padre Pio. Departure for Morcone and the holy wools.

The novitiate of Padre Pio, departure for Morcone and the holy wools. On the morning of the 6th of January 1903, Francesco left to enter into the novitiate. When he knocked on the old convent door, he found in front of him a happy surprise: Fra (brother) Camillo, the monk who had begged many years before at Piana Romana and...

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Padre Pio – Seven years of sickness

Padre Pio da Pietrelcina: Seven years ok sickness. The year 1909 would be a particular and difficult year for the monk, who was assigned to different convents in hopes that the change of climate would better his health. Seeing that there was no improvement, at the beginning of May, Father Agostino of San Marco in Lamis accompanied him to Pietrelcina,...

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The Priestly Ordination of Padre Pio

Padre Pio da pietrelcina: The Priestly Ordination. The only worldly desire that remained in this young monk was to be ordained a priest. Because of his state of health, it was consented a special dispense to receive his ordination ahead of time. Brother Pio began the preparation for the priesthood, completing his theological formation with service to the church, by...