Where did Padre Pio go to school?
Padre Pio traveled to Foggia to live a life of fasting and prayer. On January 22, 1904 he moved to Sant’Elia a Pianisi for more schooling. The following year he went to San Marco la Catola, not far from Sant’Elia, to study philosophy.
Does St Padre Pio have an illness?
According to the diary of Father Agostino da San Marco (who was later his spiritual director in San Marco in Lamis) the young Francesco was afflicted with a number of illnesses. At six he suffered from severe gastroenteritis. At ten he caught typhoid fever.
What age was Padre Pio when he died?
81 years (1887–1968)
Padre Pio/Age at death
Is Padre Pio dead?
Padre Pio/Living or Deceased
What is so special about Padre Pio?
Padre Pio of Pietrelcina was an Italian Capuchin friar and mystic. He died in 1968 at the age of 81. Saint Pio was credited with thousands of miraculous cures during his lifetime, and is still venerated as a miracle-worker.
Who was the assistant of st.padre Pio?
We were very fortunate to meet Fr. Alessio Parente, O.F.M., Cap, a faithful friend and assistant to the saint. Fr. Alessio joyfully and methodically told us of the wonders of grace that he witnessed in Padre Pio—stories that elicit awe and wonder at the mystery of Providence.
Where can I find the writings of Padre Pio?
At the St. Pio shrine in Foggia, I purchased three volumes of the Saint’s writings that are not readily available in English as I understand. The following Padre Pio quotes are as stated in his written correspondence to his spiritual director. They give us a glimpse into the saint’s interior life.
What did st.pio tell us about the Devil?
Following the advice of his spiritual director, St. Pio is attempting to keep things in perspective, not to give too much credit to the demons. Pio reminds us that we must immediately fight off the devil’s first attack that will be aimed at our most vulnerable area (illicit relationships, sin-patterns, vices, etc.)
What does Padre Pio say about spiritual warfare?
In writing to his spiritual director, he brings the struggle into the light and receives prayers. It is necessary to do violence to our self, to engage our free will in resisting diabolical temptations. Amidst tears and groans, we must turn to God, not away from God to be set free.