Prayer to Saint Padre Pio
O God, Thou didst give Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, Capuchin priest, the great privilege of participating in a unique way in the Passion of Thy Son, grant me through his intercession the grace of . . . [name your request] which I ardently desire; and above all grant me the grace of living in conformity with the death of Jesus, to arrive at the glory of the resurrection.
Glory be to the Father . . . [three times].
PADRE PIO AND PRAYER GROUPS
“What humanity is lacking,” he would frequently repeat, “is prayer.” As a result of World War II, Padre Pio founded “Prayer Groups of Padre Pio.” The groups multiplied all over Italy and the world. When Padre Pio died there were 726 groups of 68,000 members, and in March of 1976 they increased to 1,400 groups with more than 150,000 members. “I invite souls to pray and this surely upsets Satan.
A SHORT BIOGRAPHY ON HIS LIFE