This year on September 23 marks the 50th anniversary of Padre Pio's passing into eternity. He is one of the greatest mystics and miracle workers of all time, and was given to us for a helper in these grave times in our beloved Church.
May he intercede for us in all of our needs.
“Pray, wait, and do not worry. Worrying is useless. God is merciful and will listen to your prayer... Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to the heart of God. You should speak to Jesus, not only with your lips but with your heart. In reality, in some occasions you should speak to Him with the heart….” –Padre Pio
Dear God, Thou did generously bless Thy servant St. Pio of Pietrelcina with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Thou did mark his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Thy Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Endowed with the gift of discernment, Padre Pio labored endlessly in the confessional for the salvation of souls. With reverence and devotion in the celebration of Holy Mass, he invited countless people to a greater union with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, I humbly and confidently beseech Thee to grant me the grace of......
(here state your petition)
Glory be to the Father, etc. ......three times.
For the needs and intentions of all Crusaders -- especially for Ben A and for Harriet O