Padre Pio had the gift of knowing details and events and scrutinizing consciences.
Padre Pio: the gift of Knowing Hearts and Scrutinizing consciences
Being able to see into people’s hearts is not the same as reading minds or having keen intuition. Padre Pio had the gift of knowing details and events and scrutinizing consciences.
As he explained it: “Through Jesus, I see and hear all – I see your soul just as you see yourself in a mirror.”
This explains why, while hearing confession, Padre Pio would sometimes deny absolution from sins or abruptly distance himself from confessors who were lying or who were only there out of curiosity.
Padre Pio also manifested many other supernatural gifts in his life, such as: the gift of prophecy, ecstasy and conversion.