Practically the only time Padre Pio left his monastery was at election time when he went to vote. In this photo, Padre Pio is being escorted from a voting station to a waiting car which was showered with flowers as it passed through the town. Hundreds would line up on the streets to wave to him as he passed by. He encouraged everyone to vote, stating that it is the duty of all Christians.
"My heart is filled with a fire of love.It is a delicate and very gentle flame which consumes without causing any pain.this is a wonderful thing for me, something I will perhaps never understand until I get to Heaven. Pio of Pietrelcina
REAL VOICE of St. Padre Pio: Sermon on Divine Love
Happy Feast Day - our darling - St Pio - 23 September
Padre Pio (Francesco Forgione) was born to Giuseppa and Grazio Forgione, in the small farming town of Pietrelcina, Italy on May Although the Forgiones were poor in material goods, they were certainly rich in their faith life and … Continue reading →