Wow,,what a treat...a site devoted to St. Pio...my favorite Saint...I was Blessed to make a pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo 2001..what a fabulous experience..the Priest accompanying us (my wife of 14 yrs was dieing at the time 34 y/o) offered Mass in the Crypt below the Church...that fantastic Hospital that Padre Pio built in the village in the rocks is awsome..that's right I actually used the word awsome for once...it's huge...visited the hospital on arrival to get meds for my wife...they refused money and handed me bags of medical supplies...I'm sure that most of everyone has viewed Padre Pio's last Mass on you tube...and if you haven't read anything about his life. please do so...I carry my Rosary always and literally try to pray the Rosary perpteually...shopping, driving, walking the dog., viewing EWTN...it's really not the difficult to concentrate on the mysteries...ofcourse it's always better when sitting quietly...Padre Pio used to say, when refering to the Rosary...."Bring me my Weapon"....tks for site....PAX
I have loved Padre Pio ever since I started looking into Catholicism a little over two years ago. When I was going through RCIA, I was having a lot of trouble because I was not good at or into theology. I missed the class a lot to do less important things. One night, I had a dream about Padre Pio where he told me to stop skipping RCIA. I stopped and finished the program. A view months ago, I left the church for eastern Orthodoxy. I tried to forget about padre Pio, but I couldn't stop thinking about him and my Catholic faith, which he so faithfully represented. After four months of being away, I am coming back now and am going to go to confession on Sunday.
We also hold you in our prayers, especially that you consider seeking the wonderful harmony of a close spiritual director. I admit the search can seem almost as hard work as job hunting--but consider that it can lead you to interesting new people with fascinating ideas and experience.
We were blessed to visit the cell of Padre Pio and the miraculous hospital campus and monastery he helped to creat at San Giovanni Rotundo.