Advent Retreat with Padre Pio

Enter into Advent wisdom with Padre Pio and the Franciscans of the Renewal! Receive talks, music, inspiring meditations that help you navigate through the themes of this joyful season.

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This year, spend the Advent with Padre Pio! 

Let's speak about the themes of this season: hope, longing, expectation, gifts, joy, and more… Let's speak about them with Padre Pio!

Subscribe by clicking on ‘I join' and receive:

  • an audio track from Fr Joseph Mary (cfr) each Sunday of the Advent,
  • a praise and worship audio led by Br Damien Joseph (cfr) once a week,
  • two quotes from St Pio's writings throughout the week, 

…and experience the special closeness to God that Padre Pio felt during this joyous season! 

In this podcast series, Franciscans Friars of the Renewal from Limerick (Ireland) help us experience God's nearness, as Padre Pio hastens to the God-Child following the star. 


1st Sunday of Advent: Expectantly waiting

2nd Sunday of Advent: Actively seeking Jesus

3rd Sunday of Advent: The joy of the Lord

4th Sunday of Advent: What can we give Jesus for Christmas?

If it's not already part of your life we invite you to pray with the heart at least one decade of the Rosary per day, while meditating on a mystery of the rosary during. For help how to meditate the mysteries please click on this link HERE (written meditations), or HERE (audio meditations).
To pray with us, find our audio decades on those links:

-    The Annunciation, lead by Br Seraphim Marie

-    The Visitation, lead by Br Seraphim Marie

-   The Nativity lead by Br Seraphim Marie, Fr. Bernardino Maria and the children of the Youth Club.

 Under 18, we encourage you to pray at least one Hail Mary per day. 

“Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother” Padre Pio

Enter into Advent wisdom with Padre Pio! 

Weekly podcasts are paired with inspiring meditations from Padre Pio that navigate members of this community through the themes of the season. Spending a few moments each day with Saint Pio will help prepare your heart to receive the Saviour.

Join now, it's free! Click on the blue button ‘I join' on the top right corner.

"Be close to Jesus." Padre Pio 

Who are the Franciscans Friars of the Renewal?

This online retreat is lead by the Franciscans Friars of the Renewal from Limerick.

Learn more about them, through their website.

And visit their Facebook page “Limerick Franciscans”.


The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal were founded in 1987, in the Archdiocese of New York, when eight American Capuchins desired a form of Franciscan life dedicated specifically to service of the poor and evangelization. Currently, there are about 100 perpetually professed members of the institute serving in 10 dioceses and archdioceses, in six countries, committed to the mission of serving the poor and most vulnerable, and passionately preaching the Gospel in the New Evangelization. The Holy See describes the Institute's charism: “After the manner of St. Francis of Assisi, the friars seek to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, as a prophetic witness that life is a pilgrimage to the Father, of faith, hope, and love of God and neighbour, made possible by the Holy Spirit. They participate in Christ's renewal of all things through their prayer, fraternal life, service of the poor, and evangelization, as a complement to the work of those whose mission is to serve parochially.”


St. Padre Pio and St. Mother Teresa had and still have a great influence on the Franciscans Friars of the Renewal.

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Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And let us not enter into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

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