September 23, 2021, Memorial of St. Padre Pio, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)

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Friends of the Rosary:

We honor today, September 23, St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, a contemporary Italian priest and Capuchin friar, whose life was devoted to the Eucharist and prayer, including the Holy Rosary.

While praying before a cross, Padre Pio received the gift of the stigmata.

St. Padre Pio was a much sought-after spiritual advisor, confessor, and intercessor. Thousands flocked to his monastery of San Giovanni Rotundo, which became a worldwide point of pilgrimage.

Padre Pio was reportedly able to bi-locate, levitate, heal by touch, and read souls. Yet despite such notoriety, he would often say, “I only want to be a poor friar who prays.”

He fervently prayed the Rosary every day.

For him, holding the Rosary was like holding our Blessed Mother’s hand.

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!
St. Padre Pio, Pray for Us!

+ Mikel A. |, New York


Today there are over 400,000 members worldwide in prayer groups begun by Padre Pio in the 1920s.