23 September: St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Sometimes not on calendars.

23 September is the feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina.

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  1. JosephMary says:

    It most certainly is on my calendar!

    St. Pio is one of my Patrons. I love him! I am a spiritual daughter of sorts. He has been instrumental in my spiritual life and in my vocations.

  2. Tricia says:

    My nine year old daughter as a baby had an instantaneous and miraculous healing of her hip as a result of being touched by St. Pio’s glove.She had one hip surgery and was in a body cast. The surgery was not successful. She was scheduled for a very complicated reconstructive hip surgery. She was blessed with St. Pio’s glove and was healed. The x-rays proved it. No surgery! Ever! Her christian (but not catholic) doctor was overjoyed and still calls her “the miracle baby”! I am so grateful to this powerful saint. Tricia

  3. Fr. John Mary says:

    We love St. Pio here…very much.
    We are using gold vestments on Wednesday for his feast.
    St. Padre Pio, pray for priests, pray for the return of the sacred!

  4. Rellis says:

    This would normally be a very good time to argue for an update of the 1961 calendar to include the new saints.

    However, Padre Pio (third class feast) would be trumped by Ember Wednesday (second class) this year.

    Oh, well.

  5. JennyZ says:

    St. Pio is my confirmation saint, and his life really influenced my conversion. I’ll definitely be celebrating. :)

  6. Agnes says:

    We are particularly fond of our friend St. Pio. Dedicating our CCD year to him as it is the first day of class Weds!

  7. Geometricus says:

    Collect for today:

    Omnípotens sempitérne Deus, qui sanctum Pium, presbýterum, crucis Fílii tui singulári grátia partícipem esse donásti, et per eius ministérium misericórdiæ tuæ mirabília renovásti, concéde nobis, ut, eius intercessióne, passiónibus Christi iúgiter sociáti ad resurrectiónis glóriam felíciter perducámur.

    I can’t find a good translation online. Having no access to a properly updated Roman missal, I would like to know what this prayer really says. Could someone help me? Here is what I have so far:

    Almighty eternal God, you granted St Pio your priest the singular grace to share in the cross of your Son, and through him renewed the miraculous works of your mercy, grant that through his intercession, we may continually share in the passion of Christ and so be brought to the glory of His resurrection.

  8. Jane says:

    Last year I was very ill. One of the Fathers of Mercy (Kentucky) came to my parish here in Australia. I told him about the illness. He placed oil blessed in honour of St Pio on me and asked Padre Pio to relieve the symptoms. The healing has occurred.

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