History, Prayer and Phrases of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

On September 23, the Catholic Church celebrated the memorial of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, the saint who received the wounds of Christ.

Newsroom (September 26, 2021, 9:25 AM, Gaudium Press) Saint Pio was born on May 25, 1887, in Pietrelcina (Italy). His baptismal name was Francesco Forgione. While still a child, he became friends with his Guardian Angel, to whom he often had recourse. This devotion to the Guardian Angel was always highly recommended by the Saint.

At the age of fifteen, he entered the Novitiate of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin in Morcone, adopting the name “Friar Pio”. His priestly ordination took place in the Archdiocese of Benevento on August 10, 1910.

After his ordination, Padre Pio had to stay with his family for health reasons until 1916, when he was sent to the convent of San Giovanni Rotondo, where he remained until the day of his death.

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina received the stigmata, signs of the Passion of Jesus Christ, on his own body. Because of this, the Saint suffered much, but always offered these pains for the salvation of souls. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on May 2, 1999, and canonized on June 16, 2002.

Phrases of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

01 – “Prayer makes the distance between man and God disappear”.

02 – “You have to be quiet and have silence around you to be able to hear God’s voice”.

03 – “Arm yourself with the “weapon” of prayer, and you will have more strength in the daily combat”.

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04 – “Prayer is a key that opens the heart of Jesus”.

05 – “The soul that trusts in God has nothing to fear”.

06 – “Remember that no battle is won without prayer. The choice is yours!”

07 – “Man without God is a mutilated being.”

08 – “Pray, wait, and don’t worry. God is merciful and will hear your prayer!”

09 – “With the holy rosary battles are won.”

10 – “Holy silence allows us to hear God’s voice more clearly.”

11 – “By attending Holy Mass you are preserved from many misfortunes and dangers, by which you would be struck down!”

12 – “The divine mercy always listens to the prayer of those who hope, trust and abandon themselves to God.”

13 – “Whoever begins to love must be prepared to suffer.”

14. “Pray to Jesus with simplicity, as children do.

15 – “Our Lady is more powerful than all your enemies and all of hell”.

16 – “It would be easier for the world to exist without the sun than without the Holy Mass”.

17 – “Today’s society does not pray, that is why it is falling apart.”

18: “In the spiritual life, those who don’t move forward go backwards. It happens like a boat that always has to move forward. If it stops, the wind will blow it back”.

19 – “Where there is no obedience, there is no virtue; there is no goodness and no love. And where there is no love, there is no God. Without God, we cannot reach Heaven. These virtues form a ladder; if one step is missing, we fall”.

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20 – “He who prays much, is saved. Who prays little, is in danger. He who does not pray, is lost.

Prayer of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

Stay with me Lord, for I need your presence in order not to forget you.
You know how easily I can abandon you.
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and need your strength not to fall.
Stay with me, Lord, because you are my life, and without you I lose my fervor.
Stay with me, Lord, because you are my light, and without you darkness reigns.
Be with me, Lord, to show me your will.
Stay with me, Lord, that I may hear your voice and follow you.
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love you and to remain always in your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if you want me to be faithful to you.
Stay with me, Lord, because however poor my soul may be, I want it to become a place of consolation for you, a nest of love.

Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to an end; life is passing, and death, judgment, and eternity are approaching. I need you to renew my energies and not stop on the way. It is getting late, death is advancing and I am afraid of the darkness, the temptations, the lack of faith, the cross, the sorrows. Oh, how much I need you, my Jesus, in this night of exile.

Stay with me this night, Jesus, for throughout life, with all its dangers, I need you. Make me recognize you, Lord, as your disciples recognized you in the breaking of the bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion may be the light to dispel the darkness, the strength to sustain me, the only joy of my heart.

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Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of death I want to be united to you, if not by Communion, at least by grace and love. Stay with me, Jesus. I don’t ask for divine consolations, because I don’t deserve them, but only the gift of your presence.

Stay with me Lord, for it is only you that I seek, your love, your grace, your will, your heart, your Spirit, because I love you, and the only reward I ask of you is to be able to love you more and more. With this resolute love I wish to love you with all my heart while I am on earth, to continue to love you perfectly for all eternity. Amen.

Saint Padre Pio, pray for us! (EPC)

Compiled by Sarah Gangl

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