Padre Pio music on his feast day: Musical Setting of his “Prayer” (VIDEO)

Today is the Feast of St. Pio, aka Padre Pio of Pietralcina, who died in 1968 and was canonized in 2002.  He was an amazing saint.

I have an affection for Padre Pio.  My bishop, who recently passed away – RIP, when he was a member of the Congregation for Causes of Saints was the “Ponente” of the cause of St. Pio .  I got a good look at the many volumes of the positio for the cause and heard some great anecdotes.

Here is something that you may not be aware of.

I am sure you have heard of the great (living) composer of both secular and sacred music James MacMillan.  Among the fine music has has written is, just as an example, the Tu Es Petrus we heard when Benedict XVI entered Westminster Cathedral during his state visit to England.

MacMillan wrote music in honor of St. “Padre” Pio!  It is sung by no less than The Sixteen.

US HERE – UK HERE

It is a setting of his “Prayer” HERE.

HERE, however, is a choir singing the Prayer:

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3 Responses to Padre Pio music on his feast day: Musical Setting of his “Prayer” (VIDEO)

  1. excalibur says:

    Saint Pio, please pray for these parents in the Nashville area. And for this bishop in error.

    http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-francis-effect-catholic-schools-and.html#more

  2. ChgoCatholic says:

    When I learned more about Padre Pio, I was really drawn to his life and the lessons he offered us all. I then felt blessed (and still do!) to learn that I was born on his feast day, and ask for his prayers when I am reminded of him. There are no coincidences!

  3. Peter from Jersey says:

    Note for Fr Z who wrote

    I am sure you have heard of the great (living) composer of both secular and sacred music James MacMillan. Among the fine music has has written is, just as an example, the Tu Es Petrus we heard when Benedict XVI entered Westminster Cathedral during his state visit to England.

    Note the repetition of “has”.

    The state visit was to the United Kingdom. This included visiting two parts, England and Scotland, a distinction that Mr MacMillan may well appreciate.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/holy-see-five-years-since-the-papal-visit-to-the-united-kingdom

    Reports (and is worth reading) that:

    On 16-19 September 2010, Pope Benedict XVI paid an historic visit to the UK. This was the first ever official Papal State Visit to the UK, as Pope John Paul II’s visit was a pastoral one.

    A State visit involves much more formality than an official visit or a private visit. State protocol covers these things.