God our Father,
By your Spirit you raised up ST. Pio of Pietrelcina
To show your people the way to perfection.
You made him a pastor of the Church
To feed your sheep with his word
And to teach them by his example.
Help us by his prayers to keep the faith he taught
And to follow the way of life he showed us.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever.