Join us in prayer with Saint Padre Pio for three months and three days! He will guide you, inspire you!
From 23 September, day after day, enter into the spirituality of Padre Pio by meditating on his writings!
Saint Padre Pio inspired many people during his lifetime and has inspired even more since his death.
He has inspired them to entrust their lives to the Lord...
Join, be inspired and offer your life to Christ who is King!
"Padre Pio's first concern was that people should return to God, that they might experience his mercy and, interiorly renewed that they rediscover the beauty and joy of being Christians, of living in communion with Jesus, of belonging to the Church and practising the Gospel"
This, with St Padre Pio's, Mary and Jesus' help, is our purpose!
Padre Pio (1887-1968), a Capuchin priest and saint of mercy and humility, is probably one of the most extraordinary saints in the history of the Church.
He is the only priest to have received and worn the stigmata of Our Lord for more than 50 years, he spent his priestly life between the confessional and the altar, and through the intercession of Jesus and Mary, many graces of conversion, physical, moral and spiritual healings of all kinds, and spiritual cures for a multitude of people.
Now that he is in Heaven he continues to intercede and to be a spiritual guide for the men and women of our time.
Depose your prayers
Depose you prayers here and at the end of the three months and three days, all the prayer intentions received will be placed near Padre Pio's tomb in San Giovanni Rotondo.
Every day from the 23 September, feast day of Saint Pade Pio, to Christmas, receive:
- A quote from the Saint. 📖
- An accompanying meditation and encouragement to prayer. 🪔
- Conclude every day with a beautiful prayer written by St John Paul 2. 🙏
Become more imbued with his spirituality as an aid to our sanctification.
Born in 1887, Padre Pio joined the Capuchins in 1903 and was ordained a priest in 1910. A few months later, he received the so-called invisible and non-permanent stigmata, in 1918, he received the visible and permanent stigmata, which he kept until his death in 1968.
He confessed 12 to 15 hours a day, and celebrated Mass while living the Passion.
He suffered violent attacks from the devil, and was at times slandered and persecuted by his hierarchy, but he always remained faithful to the Church and a witness to the truth.
An immense devotee of the Virgin Mary, Padre Pio prayed the rosary, which he called "his weapon", from morning to night, and recommended to his spiritual sons that they too pray it without ever growing weary.
His spiritual testament is for many: "Love Our Lady and make her loved. Always recite the Rosary".
He created the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza hospital to relieve the suffering, as well as the Padre Pio Prayer Groups, now spread throughout the world. He guided many spiritual sons and daughters.
Padre Pio was beatified by John Paul II in 1999 and canonised in 2002. His incorrupt body can be venerated at San Giovanni Rotondo.
Submited by Gino Testa, leader of the Padre Pio Prayer Groups in Paris and member of the General Council of the Padre Pio Prayer Groups of San Giovanni Rotondo from 2016 to 2022.
Link to discover more about Saint Padre Pio.