PRAY, HOPE, TRUST

Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, Italy (1887-1968)

“Worry is useless!  God is merciful and He will hear your prayers!”

September 20, 1918, Padre Pio received the visible wounds of Christ in both hands, spending his life praying and suffering for souls until his death on September 23, 1968.

If any one is worried, allow Padre Pio’s counsels to give you peace:

“Live tranquilly…follow the path on which the Lord has placed you.”

“So just like a bee who is carefully making the honey of holy practices, also make the wax of domestic affairs, because if the former brings with it a sweetness pleasing to Christ, as Scripture tell us, the latter superabounds with glory for him, because it serves to make lighted candles for the edification of one’s neighbor.”

“God who has taken you by the hand with special care is guiding you to the port of eternal salvation:  let us confide in him and have no fear.”

“May Jesus make your hearts more and more his.”

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Saint Pio is renowned for saying:  “Pray, pray, hope, trust God and don’t worry!”

Saint Padre Pio, pray for us