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.
It is a setting of his “Prayer” HERE.
HERE, however, is a choir singing the Prayer: