Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Padre Pio (2000) TV Movie - 202 min - Biography | Drama - 17 April 2000 (Italy)
The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest.
 Director: Carlo Carlei Writers: Renzo Allegri (book), Carlo Carlei,
Stars: Sergio Castellitto, J├╝rgen Prochnow, Lorenza Indovina
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Pope Francis visits Cells of Tortured Religious "Lord, grant that we may not be deaf to the plea of all those who cry out to heaven in our own day." FULL TEXT + Video


APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
TO LITHUANIA, LATVIA AND ESTONIA
[22-25 SEPTEMBER 2018]
VISIT AND PRAYER IN THE MUSEUM OF OCCUPATIONS AND FREEDOM FIGHTS
PRAYER OF THE HOLY FATHER
Vilnius (Lithuania)
Saturday, 22 September 2018
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“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mt 27:46)
Your cry, Lord, continues to resound. It echoes within these walls that recall of the sufferings endured by so many sons and daughters of this people. Lithuanians and those from other nations paid in their own flesh the price of the thirst for absolute power on the part of those who sought complete domination.
Your cry, O Lord, is echoed in the cry of the innocent who, in union with you, cry out to heaven. It is the Good Friday of sorrow and bitterness, of abandonment and powerlessness, of cruelty and meaninglessness that this Lithuanian people experienced as a result of the unrestrained ambition that hardens and blinds the heart.

In this place of remembrance, Lord, we pray that your cry may keep us alert. That your cry, Lord, may free us from the spiritual sickness that remains a constant temptation for us as a people: forgetfulness of the experiences and sufferings of those who have gone before us.
In your cry, and in the lives of all who suffered so greatly in the past, may we find the courage to commit ourselves decisively to the present and to the future. May that cry encourage us to not succumb to the fashions of the day, to simplistic slogans, or to efforts to diminish or take away from any person the dignity you have given them.
Lord, may Lithuania be a beacon of hope. May it be a land of memory and action, constantly committed to fighting all forms of injustice. May it promote creative efforts to defend the rights of all persons, especially those most defenceless and vulnerable. And may Lithuania be for all a teacher in the way to reconcile and harmonize diversity.


Lord, grant that we may not be deaf to the plea of all those who cry out to heaven in our own day.

Quote to SHARE by St. Padre Pio “Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”

“Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” 
Saint Padre Pio

Pope Francis to Religious "...a constant effort - to win a daily dialogue with the Lord through prayer and worship." FULL TEXT + Video

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF THE HOLY FATHER
IN LITHUANIA, LATVIA AND ESTONIA
[22-25 SEPTEMBER 2018]

MEETING WITH PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS AND RELIGIOUS,
CONSECRATED AND CONSECRATED, SEMINARIANS

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul in Kaunas (Lithuania)
Sunday, 23 September 2018

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Dear brothers and sisters, good afternoon!

First of all, I would like to say a feeling that I feel. Looking at you, I see many martyrs behind you. Anonymous martyrs, in the sense that we do not even know where they were buried. Some of you too: I greeted one who knew what the prison was. I am reminded of a word to start: do not forget, remember. You are children of martyrs, this is your strength. And the spirit of the world does not come to tell you anything else other than what your ancestors lived. Remember your martyrs and take an example from them: they were not afraid. Speaking with the Bishops, your Bishops today said: "How can we do to introduce the cause of beatification for so many of which we have no documents, but do we know that they are martyrs?". It is a consolation, it is nice to hear this: the concern for those who have given witness to us. They are saints.

The Bishop [Linas Vodopjanovas, O.F.M. responsible for Consecrated Life] spoke without shades - the Franciscans speak well - "Today often, in various ways, is put to the test our faith," he said. He did not think about the persecution of dictators, no. "After responding to the call to vocation we often feel no more joy in prayer or in community life".

The spirit of secularization, of boredom for all that touches the community is the temptation of the second generation. Our fathers fought, suffered, were convicts and perhaps we do not have the strength to go forward. Keep this in mind!

The Letter to the Hebrews makes an exhortation: "Do not forget the first days. Do not forget your ancestors "(cf. 10,32-39). This is the exhortation that I initially address to you.

The whole visit to your country has been framed in this expression: "Christ Jesus, our hope". Almost at the end of this day, we find a text of the apostle Paul who invites us to hope constantly. And this invitation does so after having announced to us the dream of God for every human being, more, for all of creation: that is, "everything contributes to the good of those who love God" (Rom 8:28); "Straighten" all things, it would be the literal translation.

Today I would like to share with you some characteristic features of this hope; traits that we - priests, seminarians, consecrated and consecrated - are called to live.

First of all, before inviting us to hope, Paul repeated the word "moan" three times: groaning creation, men groan, groaning the Spirit within us (cf. Rom 8: 22-23.26). We are moaning for the slavery of corruption, for the yearning for fullness. And today it will do us good to ask ourselves if that moan is present in us, or if nothing more cries in our flesh, nothing is anxious to the living God. As your Bishop said: "We no longer experience joy in prayer, in community life". The bawling of the deer thirsty before the lack of water should be ours in the search for the depth, the truth, the beauty of God. Dear, we are not "officials of God"! Perhaps the welfare society has made us too full, full of services and goods, and we find ourselves burdened with everything and full of nothing; maybe it made us stunned or dissipated, but not full. Worse: sometimes we no longer feel hungry. It is we, men and women of special consecration, those who can never afford to lose that groan, that restlessness of the heart that only in the Lord finds rest (cf. St. Augustine, Confessions, I, 1,1). The restlessness of the heart. No immediate information, no instant virtual communication can deprive us of real time, extended, to win - this is, in a constant effort - to win a daily dialogue with the Lord through prayer and worship. It is a matter of cultivating our desire for God, as Saint John of the Cross wrote. He thus said: "Be assiduous to prayer without leaving it even in the midst of external occupations. Whether you eat or drink, talk or talk with the seculars or do anything else, you always want God to keep the love of the heart in him "(Tips for achieving perfection, 9).

This groan is also derived from the contemplation of the human world, is a call to the fullness of the face of the unmet needs of our poorest brothers and sisters, before the lack of meaning in the lives of young people, the loneliness of the elderly, the abuses against the environment. It is a moan that tries to organize itself to influence the events of a nation, of a city; not as pressure or exercise of power, but as a service. The cry of our people must strike us, like Moses, to whom God revealed the suffering of his people in the encounter at the burning bush (cf. Exodus 3: 9). Listening to the voice of God in prayer makes us see, makes us hear, know the pain of others in order to free them. But we must also be struck when our people stopped moaning, and stopped looking for water that quenches thirst. It is also a moment to discern what is anesthetizing the voice of our people.

The cry that makes us seek God in prayer and adoration is the same that makes us listen to the lament of our brothers. They "hope" in us and we need, starting from a careful discernment, to organize ourselves, plan and be bold and creative in our apostolate. May our presence not be left to improvisation, but respond to the needs of the People of God and be thus a leaven in the mass (cf. Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, 33).

But the Apostle also speaks of constancy, constancy in suffering, constancy in persevering in goodness. This means being centered in God, remaining firmly rooted in Him, being faithful to his love.

You, the older aged - how not to mention Mons. Sigitas Tamkevicius? - you can bear witness to this constancy in suffering, this "to hope against all hope" (cf. Rom 4:18). The violence used on you for defending civil and religious freedom, the violence of defamation, imprisonment and deportation could not win your faith in Jesus Christ, Lord of history. For this, you have much to tell us and teach us, and also a lot to propose, without having to judge the apparent weakness of the younger ones. And you, younger, when faced with the small frustrations that discourage you tend to close yourselves in yourselves, to resort to behaviors and evasions that are not consistent with your consecration, look for your roots and look at the path traveled by the elderly. I see there are young people here. I repeat, because there are young people. And you, younger, when faced with the small frustrations that discourage you tend to close yourselves in yourselves, to resort to behaviors and evasions that are not consistent with your consecration, look for your roots and look at the path traveled by the elderly. It is better that you take another path than live in mediocrity. This for young people. You are still in time, and the door is open. It is precisely the tribulations that define the distinctive features of Christian hope, because when it is only a human hope we can frustrate and crush ourselves in failure; but the same does not happen with Christian hope: it comes out more limpid, more experienced by the melting pot of tribulations.

It is true that these are other times and we live in other structures, but it is also true that these tips are better assimilated when those who have lived those hard experiences do not close, but share them taking advantage of the common moments. Their stories are not filled with nostalgia for past times presented as best, nor with covert accusations against those who have more fragile emotional structures. The provision of constancy of a community of disciples is effective when it is able to integrate - like that scribe of the Gospel - the new and the old (cf. Mt 13:52), when he is aware that the lived history is root for the tree to flourish.
Finally, looking at Christ Jesus as our hope means identifying ourselves with him, participating in community in his destiny. For the apostle Paul, the hopedness of salvation is not limited to a negative aspect - liberation from an internal or external, temporal or eschatological tribulation - but the accent is placed on something highly positive: participation in the glorious life of Christ (cf. 1 Thes 5: 9-10), the participation in his glorious Kingdom (cf. 2 Timothy 4:18), the redemption of the body (cf. Rom 8: 23-24). Therefore, it is a matter of glimpsing the mystery of the unique and unrepeatable project that God has for everyone, for each of us. Because there is no one who knows us and has known us so deeply as God, therefore He has destined us to something that seems impossible: he bets without possibility of error that we reproduce the image of his Son. He has placed his expectations in us, and we hope in him.

We: a "we" that integrates, but also exceeds and exceeds the "I"; the Lord calls us, justifies and glorifies us together, so as to include all creation. Many times we have placed so much emphasis on personal responsibility that the community dimension has become a background, just an ornament. But the Holy Spirit brings us together, reconciles our differences and generates new dynamisms to give impulse to the mission of the Church (cf. Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, 131, 235).

This temple in which we gathered, is named after Saints Peter and Paul. Both the Apostles were aware of the treasure that had been given to them, both of them, in different moments and ways, were invited to "take off" (cf. Lk 5: 4). We are all on the boat of the Church, always trying to cry out to God, to be constant in the midst of tribulations and to have Christ Jesus as the object of our hope. And this boat recognizes at the center of its mission the proclamation of that hoped glory, which is the presence of God in the midst of his people, in the Risen Christ, and which one day, anxiously awaited by all creation, will manifest itself in the children of God. This is the challenge that drives us: the mandate to evangelize. It is the reason for our hope and our joy.

How many times we find priests, consecrated and consecrated, sad. Spiritual sadness is a disease. Sad because they do not know ... Sad because they do not find love, because they are not in love: in love with the Lord. They left behind a life of marriage, of family, and they wanted to follow the Lord. But now it seems that they are tired ... And sadness comes down. Please, when you find yourself sad, stop. And look for a wise priest, a wise nun. Not wise because they are university graduates, no, not for that. Wise or wise because he has been able or has been able to move forward in love. Go and ask for advice. When that sadness begins, we can prophesy that if it has not healed in time it will make you "zitelloni" and "zitellone", men and women who are not fertile. And be afraid of this sadness! The devil sows.

And today that sea in which to "take off" will be the scenarios and the ever-new challenges of this outgoing Church. We must ask ourselves again: what does the Lord ask of us? What are the suburbs that most need our presence to bring them the light of the Gospel? (see Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, 20).

Otherwise, if you do not have the joy of a vocation, who will believe that Jesus Christ is our hope? Only our example of life will give reason for our hope in Him.

There is another thing that connects with sadness: confusing the vocation with a company, with a company of work. "I work in this, I work in this, I get excited with this ... and I'm happy because I have this". But tomorrow, comes a bishop, another or the same, or comes another superior, superior, and tells you: "No, cut this and go that way". It is the moment of defeat. Because? Because, at that moment, you will find that you have gone on an equivocal road. You will realize that the Lord, who has called you to love, is disappointed by you, because you have preferred to be a business owner. At the beginning I told you that the life of those who follow Jesus is not the life of an official or an official: it is the life of the love of the Lord and of the apostolic zeal for the people. I'll do a caricature: what does an official priest do? He has his time, his office, opens the office at that time, does his job, closes the office ... And people are out. He does not approach people. Dear brothers and sisters, if you do not want to be an official, I will tell you one word: closeness! Proximity, proximity. Proximity to the Tabernacle, face to face with the Lord. And closeness to people. "But, father, people do not come ...". Go visit her! "But, kids do not come today ...". Invent something: the oratory, to follow them, to help them. Proximity to people. And closeness with the Lord in the Tabernacle. The Lord wants you shepherds of the people, and not clerics of state! Then I'll say something to the nuns, but then ...

Proximity means mercy. In this land where Jesus revealed himself as the merciful Jesus, a priest can not but be merciful. Above all in the confessional. Think about how Jesus would welcome this person [who comes to confession]. Already enough has beaten his life, that poor guy! Let him feel the embrace of the forgiving Father. If you can not give him absolution, for example, give him the consolation of his brother, his father. Encourage him to move on. Convince him that God forgives everything. But this with the warmth of a father. Never chase someone from the confessional! Never drive away. "Look, you can not ... Now I can not, but God loves you, you pray, come back and we'll talk ...". So. Proximity. This is being a father. Does not it matter to you that sinner, who throws him away like that? I'm not talking about you, because I do not know you. I speak of other realities. And mercy. The confessional is not the study of a psychiatrist. The confessional is not for delving into people's hearts.

And for this, dear priests, closeness to you also means to have a bowel of mercy. And the bowels of mercy, do you know where they are taken? There, at the Tabernacle.

And you, dear nuns ... So many times we see nuns who are good - all the nuns are good - but who talk, chat, chat ... Ask the one who is in the first place on the other side - the penultimate - if in the prison time to chat while sewing gloves. Ask her. Please be mothers! Be mothers, because you are an icon of the Church and of the Madonna. And every person who sees you can see Mother Church and Mother Mary. Do not forget this. And Mother Church is not "zitellona". Mother Church does not chat: love, serve, grow. Your closeness is to be a mother: an icon of the Church and an icon of the Madonna.

Proximity to the Tabernacle and to prayer. That thirst of the soul of which I spoke, and with others. Priestly service and consecrated life not by officials, but by fathers and mothers of mercy. And if you do that, you'll have a beautiful smile and bright eyes! Because you will have the soul full of tenderness, of meekness, of mercy, of love, of fatherhood and motherhood.

And pray for this poor bishop. Thank you!

Pope Francis at Mass "We want to welcome Jesus, in his word, in the Eucharist, in his little ones." FULL TEXT in Lithuania - Official Homily + Video


APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
TO LITHUANIA, LATVIA AND ESTONIA
[22-25 SEPTEMBER 2018]
HOLY MASS
HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS
Santakos Park in Kaunas (Lithuania)
Sunday, 23 September 2018
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Saint Mark devotes an entire section of his Gospel to the instruction of the Lord’s disciples. It would seem that Jesus, at the halfway point of his journey to Jerusalem, wanted them to renew their choice to follow him, knowing that it would entail moments of trial and grief. The Evangelist describes this period of Jesus’ life by mentioning that on three occasions he announced his passion. All three times, the disciples expressed bewilderment and opposition, and on each of these occasions the Lord wished to leave them a teaching. We have just heard about the second of these three occasions (cf. Mk 9:30-37).
The Christian life always involves experiences of the cross; at times they can seem interminable. Earlier generations still bear the scars of the period of the occupation, anguish at those who were deported, uncertainty about those who never returned, shame for those who were informers and traitors. The Book of Wisdom speaks to us of the just who are persecuted, who suffer insult and punishment solely for their goodness (cf. Wis 2:10-12). How many of you can identify at first hand, or in the history of some family member, with that passage which we just read? How many of you have also felt your faith shaken because God did not appear to take your side? Because the fact of your remaining faithful was not enough for him to intervene in your history? Kaunas knows about this; Lithuania as a whole can testify to it, still shuddering at the mention of Siberia, or the ghettos of Vilnius and Kaunas, among others. You can repeat the words of condemnation uttered by the apostle James in the passage of his Letter that we heard: they covet, they murder, they engage in disputes and conflicts (cf. 4:2).
The disciples did not want Jesus to speak to them of sorrows and the cross; they wanted nothing to do with trials and hardships. Saint Mark tells us that they were interested in other things, that on the way home they discussed who was the greatest among them. Brothers and sisters: the thirst for power and glory is the sign of those who fail to heal the memories of the past and, perhaps for that very reason, to take an active part in the tasks of the present. They would rather discuss who was better, who acted with greater integrity in the past, who has more right to privileges than others. In this way, we deny our own history, “which is glorious precisely because it is a history of sacrifice, of hopes and daily struggles, of lives spent in service and fidelity to work, tiring as it may be” (Evangelii Gaudium, 96). It is a fruitless and vain attitude that refuses to get involved in building the present, since it has lost contact with the struggles of our faithful people. We cannot be like those spiritual “sages” who only judge from afar and chatter constantly about “what ought to be done” (cf. ibid.).
Jesus, knowing what the disciples were discussing, provided them with an antidote to their struggles for power and their rejection of sacrifice. And to make his teaching all the more solemn, he sat down, as a teacher would, summoned them and set a child in their midst; the kind of child that would earn a penny for doing chores no one else would care to do. Whom would Jesus place in our midst today, here, on this Sunday morning? Who will be the smallest, the poorest in our midst, whom we should welcome a hundred years after our independence? Who is it that has nothing to give us, to make our effort and our sacrifices worthwhile? Perhaps it is the ethnic minorities of our city. Or the jobless who have to emigrate. May be it is the elderly and the lonely, or those young people who find no meaning in life because they have lost their roots.
“In their midst” means at the same distance from everybody, so that no one can claim not to notice, no one can argue that it is “somebody else’s responsibility” because “I didn’t see him”, or “I am further away”. And without anyone drawing attention to oneself, wanting to be applauded or singled out for praise.
There, in the city of Vilnius, the river Vilnia brought its waters and lost its name to the Neris; here, the Neris itself loses its name bringing its waters to the Neman. This reminds us of what it means to be a Church on the move, unafraid to go out and get involved, even when it might seem that we pour ourselves out, lose ourselves, in going forth to the weak, the neglected, those dwelling at the margins of life. Yet also knowing that to go forth also means to halt at times, to set aside our worries and cares, and to notice, to listen to and to accompany those left on the roadside. At times, it will mean acting like the father of the prodigal son, who waited at the door for his return, to fling it open as soon as he arrived (cf. ibid, 46). At other times, like the disciples, we will need to learn that in welcoming a little child, we welcome Jesus himself.


That is why we are here today. We want to welcome Jesus, in his word, in the Eucharist, in his little ones. To welcome him so that he can heal our memory and accompany us in this present time that presents us with exciting challenges and signposts, so that we can follow him as his disciples. For there is nothing truly human that does not find an echo in the heart of Christ’s disciples. We feel as our own the joys and the hopes, the sorrows and the afflictions of the people of our time, particularly the poor and the suffering (cf. SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCILGaudium et Spes1). For this reason, and because as a community we feel true and profound solidarity with all humanity – here in this city and throughout Lithuania - and its history (cf. ibid.), we wish to spend our lives in joyful service, and thus to make known to all that Jesus Christ is our one hope.
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Sunday Mass Online : Sun. September 23, 2018 - #Eucharist - Readings + Video - 25th Ord. Time - B


Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 134

Reading 1WIS 2:12, 17-20

The wicked say:
Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
he sets himself against our doings,
reproaches us for transgressions of the law
and charges us with violations of our training.
Let us see whether his words be true;
let us find out what will happen to him.
For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him
and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test
that we may have proof of his gentleness
and try his patience.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death;
for according to his own words, God will take care of him.

Responsorial Psalm PS 54:3-4, 5, 6 AND 8

R. (6b) The Lord upholds my life.
O God, by your name save me,
and by your might defend my cause.
O God, hear my prayer;
hearken to the words of my mouth.
R. The Lord upholds my life.
For the haughty men have risen up against me,
the ruthless seek my life;
they set not God before their eyes.
R. The Lord upholds my life.
Behold, God is my helper;
the Lord sustains my life.
Freely will I offer you sacrifice;
I will praise your name, O LORD, for its goodness.
R. The Lord upholds my life.

Reading 2JAS 3:16—4:3

Beloved:
Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,
there is disorder and every foul practice.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure,
then peaceable, gentle, compliant,
full of mercy and good fruits,
without inconstancy or insincerity.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace
for those who cultivate peace.

Where do the wars
and where do the conflicts among you come from?
Is it not from your passions
that make war within your members?
You covet but do not possess.
You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;
you fight and wage war.
You do not possess because you do not ask.
You ask but do not receive,
because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

AlleluiaCF. 2 THES 2:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
God has called us through the Gospel
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMK 9:30-37

Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
but he did not wish anyone to know about it.
He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
“The Son of Man is to be handed over to men
and they will kill him,
and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.”
But they did not understand the saying,
and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house,
he began to ask them,
“What were you arguing about on the way?”
But they remained silent.
They had been discussing among themselves on the way
who was the greatest.
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
“If anyone wishes to be first,
he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”
Taking a child, he placed it in their midst,
and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me.”

Novena to St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina - Miracle #Prayers and #Litany to SHARE



Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.


God the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the World,
have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Virgin 
Immaculate, pray for us.

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, pray for us.

Beloved of God, pray for us.
Imitator of Jesus Christ, pray for us.
Good shepherd of the people, pray for us.
Model for priests, pray for us.
Light of the Church, pray for us.
Adorer of the Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.
Faithful son of St. Francis, pray for us.
Marked with the stigmata of Jesus, pray for us.
Patient in suffering, pray for us.
Helper of the dying, pray for us.
Director of souls, pray for us.
Heart of gold, pray for us.
Apostle of mercy, pray for us.
Worker of miracles, pray for us.
Consoler of the afflicted, pray for us.
Lover of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.
Helper of souls in doubt and darkness, pray for us.
Comforter of the sick, pray for us.
Example of humility, pray for us.
Source of wisdom, pray for us.
Mirror of the divine life, pray for us.
Lover of Jesus Crucified,
Resigned to the will of God, pray for us.
Doing good upon earth, pray for us.
Filled with the spirit of self-sacrifice, pray for us.
Our help and hope in all our needs, pray for us.
Vessel of the Holy Spirit, pray for us.
Leading us to Christ, pray for us.
Our spiritual father and advocate, pray for us.
Crowned with glory in Heaven, pray for us.
God our Father,  You helped St. Pio of Pietrelcina to reflect
the image of Christ through a life of charity and self-sacrifice.
May we follow your Son by walking in the footsteps of
St. Pio and by imitating his selfless love.

Amen

Stay with me, Lord

Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina after Holy Communion

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have

You present so that I do not forget You.
You know how easily I abandon You.

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak

and I need Your strength,
that I may not fall so often.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life,

and without You, I am without fervor.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light,

and without You, I am in darkness.
Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.

Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice

and follow You.

Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You

very much, and always be in Your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.

Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is,

I want it to be 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 a close, and life passes;

death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength,
so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You.
It is getting late and death approaches,
I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows.
O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!
Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers. I need You.

Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread,

so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness,
the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.

Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You,

if not by communion, at least by grace and love.

Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it,

but the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You!

Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart,

Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.

With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth

and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity. Amen.

Prayer for the Intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina


Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant,
St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
with the gifts of the Spirit.
You marked his body with the five wounds
of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness
to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son.
Endowed with the gift of discernment,
St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional
for the salvation of souls.
With reverence and intense devotion
in the celebration of Mass,
he invited countless men and women
to a greater union with Jesus Christ
in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
I confidently beseech You to grant me
the grace of (here state your petition).
Glory be to the Father… (three times). Amen.
Prayer of Pope John Paul II to St. Pio of Pietrelcina

St Padre Pio Novena -A Novena to Saint Padre Pio seeking his intercession for a special grace.

Day 1
Preface: Oh most Holy God, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Infinite Majesty, and we adore Thee and dedicate to Thy glory the devout prayers which we now present to Thee, as an act of devotion to your servant, St Padre Pio, whose intercession we are now imploring.

Oh holy Saint Padre Pio, throughout your entire life you sought always to love Jesus and Mary with your whole heart. Help us that we too may always seek to know, love and serve God with all of our hearts, and help us to seek His holy will in all things. And for the love of God we ask the following grace (mention your request). Beloved St Padre Pio, we give this request to you, seeking your heavenly intercession, and we ask you to make this request in our name before the throne of God.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be...

May God hear and answer our prayer according to His holy will and for His greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN. +

-St Padre Pio, pray for us!
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DAY 2


Preface: Oh most Holy God, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Infinite Majesty, and we adore Thee and dedicate to Thy glory the devout prayers which we now present to Thee, as an act of devotion to your servant, St Padre Pio, whose intercession we are now imploring.

Oh beloved Saint of God, Padre Pio, you were especially chosen by God to bear the holy stigmata in union with Jesus for 50 years, sacrificing and suffering all for the conversion of souls. What intense suffering these holy wounds caused you! But your bore this constant pain for the love of God and for the love of souls. We ask you to place this request (mention request) into your stigmatised hands, and present it to Jesus in our name.

-Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be...

May God hear and answer our prayer according to His holy will and for His greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN. +

-St Padre Pio, pray for us!
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DAY 3

Preface: Oh most Holy God, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Infinite Majesty, and we adore Thee and dedicate to Thy glory the devout prayers which we now present to Thee, as an act of devotion to your servant, St Padre Pio, whose intercession we are now imploring.

Oh most loving Saint Padre Pio, you offered your life to become a holy priest of God, giving yourself completely to Jesus through the intercession of His Mother, the most Blessed Virgin Mary. We ask you to join with our holy Mother in heaven, and to present this request to Her holy Son, (here mention request), and we ask our beloved Mother in heaven to join you and obtain this grace for us.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be...

May God hear and answer our prayer according to His holy will and for His greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN. +

-St Padre Pio, pray for us!

DAY 4

Preface: Oh most Holy God, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Infinite Majesty, and we adore Thee and dedicate to Thy glory the devout prayers which we now present to Thee, as an act of devotion to your servant, St Padre Pio, whose intercession we are now imploring.

Oh blessed Saint Padre Pio, you were a priest after the Heart of Jesus, seeking always to love and please Him in all things. We ask you to place this request before the Sacred Heart of Jesus (mention request). And through the love that you bore the most Sacred Heart of Jesus, may God hear and answer our poor prayers.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be...

May God hear and answer our prayer according to His holy will and for His greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN. +

-St Padre Pio, pray for us!
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DAY 5

Preface: Oh most Holy God, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Infinite Majesty, and we adore Thee and dedicate to Thy glory the devout prayers which we now present to Thee, as an act of devotion to your servant, St Padre Pio, whose intercession we are now imploring.

O God, Who fashioned thy servant Saint Padre Pio into a likeness of Thy Crucified Son, grant us through his intercession the favor that we humbly request (mention request), and through the Passion Death and Resurrection of Thy Son, may we be united with You for all eternity. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be...

May God hear and answer our prayer according to His holy will and for His greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN. +

-St Padre Pio, pray for us!

DAY 6

Preface: Oh most Holy God, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Infinite Majesty, and we adore Thee and dedicate to Thy glory the devout prayers which we now present to Thee, as an act of devotion to your servant, St Padre Pio, whose intercession we are now imploring.

Most devout priest of God, Padre Pio, you spent countless hours in the confessional seeking always to reconcile sinners to God. We present ourselves to you, sinful and in sorrow for our sins. Help us to recognise and repent of our sins, and to be always faithful to the teachings of Jesus. Pray for us that God may not look upon our sins, but upon the desire in our hearts to please Him. Plead for mercy for us before God, and especially pray for the intention that we are presenting to you (mention request).

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be...

May God hear and answer our prayer according to His holy will and for His greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN. +

-St Padre Pio, pray for us!

DAY 7

Preface: Oh most Holy God, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Infinite Majesty, and we adore Thee and dedicate to Thy glory the devout prayers which we now present to Thee, as an act of devotion to your servant, St Padre Pio, whose intercession we are now imploring.

Beloved St Padre Pio, you had a most tender devotion to the Mother of God and were known to recite many rosaries and prayers in Her honor each day. Plead for us then before the Holy Mother of God, that She may join us in prayer before Her most Holy Son Jesus, that we might obtain the request we are asking (mention request).

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be...

May God hear and answer our prayer according to His holy will and for His greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN. +

-St Padre Pio, pray for us!
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DAY 8

Preface: Oh most Holy God, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Infinite Majesty, and we adore Thee and dedicate to Thy glory the devout prayers which we now present to Thee, as an act of devotion to your servant, St Padre Pio, whose intercession we are now imploring.

Oh most pure and chaste Saint Padre Pio, during your life on earth you gave a most beautiful example of purity and love of God, and was found worthy to bear in thy flesh the marks of our Lord's Passion. Have pity on us who are so much in need of God's Mercy, and obtain for us through thy merits and intercession, the special favor which we now fervently implore (mention request).

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be...

May God hear and answer our prayer according to His holy will and for His greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN. +

-St Padre Pio, pray for us!


DAY 9

Preface: Oh most Holy God, we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Infinite Majesty, and we adore Thee and dedicate to Thy glory the devout prayers which we now present to Thee, as an act of devotion to your servant, St Padre Pio, whose intercession we are now imploring.

Oh most loving Saint Padre Pio, you were very devout in the service of God, always encouraging others to obey God's laws and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Obtain for us, we beg you, not only the grace that we are asking, if it would be God’s will (mention request) but most importantly obtain for us the conversion and salvation of our souls, so that someday we may be united with Jesus, Mary and you for all eternity. Finally, help us to accept God's will in all things, even if it runs contrary to our own likes or desires.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be...

May God hear and answer our prayer according to His holy will and for His greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN. +

-St Padre Pio, pray for us!
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Pope John Paul II recited this prayer
on the occasion of the canonization of Padre Pio, June 16, 2002.

Teach us, we pray, humility of heart,

so that we may be counted among the little ones of the Gospel
to whom the Father promised to reveal
the mysteries of His Kingdom.
Help us to pray without ceasing,
certain that God knows what we need
even before we ask Him. Obtain for us the eyes of faith that will help us recognize
in the poor and suffering, the very face of Jesus. Sustain us in the hour of trouble and trial and, if we fall,
let us experience the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness.
Grant us your tender devotion to Mary,
mother of Jesus and our Mother.
Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage
toward the blessed Homeland,
where we too, hope to arrive to contemplate forever
the Glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen