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Padre Pio is now Saint Padre Pio. Padre Pio was canonized by Pope John Paul II
on June 16, 2002. For many years in the past, thousands of people have
climbed up the mountain path in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, to visit
great Padre Pio,
or at least see Padre Pio, the famous stigmatized Capuchin monk. Padre
Pio was the first priest in the history of the Catholic Church to bear
the holy wounds of Jesus Christ.
Padre Pio was born in the village of Pietrelcina, Italy, on May 25,
1887. Padre Pio's parents gave him the name of Francesco Forgione. There
were eight children in total, three of whom died in infancy. Padre Pio's
parents were simple hard working farmers. They were so poor, that Padre
father Orazio went to the United States twice, in order to be able to
provide for his family and earn enough money to educate Padre Pio for
As a child, Padre Pio avoided the company of other children, and did not
take part in their games. Padre Pio had a great horror of sin and cried
when he heard anyone blaspheming, or taking Godís name in vain. Even
when Padre Pio was seven years old, Padre Pio could tell if somebody was in the
state of sin. From the time Padre Pio was a child, Padre Pio would often think
about the things of God and keep himself recollected.
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More miraculous stories in the life of Saint Padre Pio
(This article is a continuation of miraculous stories in the life of
St Padre Pio.
Part 1 which is entitled "Little known stories in the life of St Padre
Pio" can be found here.
I would like to sincerely thank Brother Michael of the Cross and also
Thomas Warner M.D. for transcribing these stories. -Webmaster)
The cure of
Gaspare di Prazzo, Cianciana, Agrigento
Mr. Gaspare di
a case of Mediterranean Fever which had become very serious. A
woman, Signora Vacarro, knew of Padre Pio and
recommended the patient invoke Padre Pio's
help for a cure and Signora Vacarro gave Gaspare a picture of Padre Pio
to use while invoking his intercession.
Upon receiving the photo, the
patient kissed the photograph of Padre Pio and
begged him to cure him.
A few days passed when one evening at
patient said to his wife: "Put someone at the door and don't
let anyone in, because Padre Pio is
coming, and I don't want to be seen by anyone.'
The wife nodded assent and assured him that their nephew was already
near the door.
Later that night, at eleven o'clock, when all were in bed and only
his wife was sitting up by the patient's bedside, and the patient
had a significant fever he said to his wife:
the light because Padre Pio is
about to come, and I don't want to be seen by anyone, not even by
His wife obeyed and put out the light. All of a sudden the patient
began to speak, very joyfully: "Oh! Padre Pio,
are you here to heal me? I thank you. Pass your hand from my head to
my feet. I cannot go on anymore and I do not want to leave my wife a
The patient felt Padre Pio near
his bed. He passed his stigmatized hand over all his body. His wife
saw nobody, but understood that Padre Pio was
beside her beloved spouse, and trembling in a corner of the room on
her knees, weeping she also prayed to Padre Pio: '
As you have come, Padre Pio,
ask Our Lord for the grace of my husband's cure.'
a few minutes, the wife asked her
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