More Padre Pio joy on his feast – Musical Setting of his “Prayer” (VIDEO)

I have an affection for Padre Pio.  My bishop, retired now, was the “ponente” of the cause of St. Pio when he was still a member of the Congregation for Causes of Saints.  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. Alas, it might be a little hard to get your hands on. I have it and I will listen to it today, as I have a bit of a drive.

It is a setting of his “Prayer” HERE.

HERE, however, is a choir singing the Prayer:


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  1. StWinefride says:

    San Pio, prega per noi!

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  3. Ralph says:

    I watched the video of our beloved Benedict.

    Tu Es Petrus

    I felt a pain of longing in my heart. Sometimes we don’t realize how much we love someone until they are gone from our life.

    I really miss him.

  4. James C says:

    I was missing Pope Benedict today, and that dear Monsignor Guido Marini warmed my heart by posting on his Facebook page a recent photo of the Pope Emeritus (September 1, seeing his former students):

    He looks relatively well, I thought!

  5. Maria says:

    I agree with Ralph (23 September 2013 at 3:01 pm) & James C (23 September 2013 at 3:43 pm). I miss PEBXVI so much today. I do not know why. Thanks Fr Z for posting …

  6. akp1 says:

    I love St. Pio, but at the Mass yesterday I had the misfortune of getting ‘Fr X’s’ mass about 80% made up or from the obsolete translation. Devastated.

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