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Re: Padre Pio
« Reply #225 on: January 19, 2019, 10:35:45 PM »
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  • Really, a demon complimenting Padre Pio? More trouble than St. Michael? If that's really what he claimed happened then my trust in Padre Pio will be almost erased, since a story like that could only be an arrogant lie.
    There was a demon who complimented St John Vianney. He said that if there were two more priests like him his kinbgdom (Satan's) would be finished.

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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #226 on: February 02, 2019, 11:30:52 PM »
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  • In one of the letters to Padre Agostino, dated January 18, 1912, he stated, “The Devil does not want to lose this battle. He takes on many forms. For several days now, he has appeared with his brothers who are armed with batons and pieces of iron.  One of the difficulties is that they appear in many disguises. There were several times when they threw me out of my bed and dragged me out of my bedroom.  I am patient, however, and I know Jesus, Our Lady, my Guardian Angel, St. Joseph and St. Francis are always with me.”  
    (PADRE PIO DA PIETRELCINA: Epistolario I° (1910-1922) a cura di Melchiorre da Pobladura e Alessandro da Ripabottoni - Edizioni "Padre Pio da Pietrelcina" Convento S.Maria delle Grazie San Giovanni Rotondo - FG)

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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #227 on: February 23, 2019, 01:02:57 AM »
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  • (Letter to padre Agostino of November 5, 1912) “Dear Father, this is, by the mercy of God, my second letter to you, and is similar to the first.  I am sure that Padre Evangelista has already informed you about the new war that the demons, impure apostates, are making on me. My father, they cannot win because of my constancyI must tell you about the traps they set for me, and how they tempt me to ignore your suggestions.  I find your letters to be my only my comfort; and I glorify God that they serve to confuse them.   I cannot explain to you how severely they are attacking me. Sometimes I think I‘m going to die. Saturday I thought they really wanted to kill me, I didn’t know which saint to ask for help. I turned to my angel, but he deliberately delayed.  At last he came flying around me and singing hymns to God with his angelic voice. Then one of those usual scenes happened: I harshly scolded him about his delay, when I had called to him so earnestly for help.   To punish him, I deliberately did not face him, wanting him to keep his distance.  But the poor thing finally got my attention by crying, and when I faced him, I perceived that he was sorry.”
    (PADRE PIO DA PIETRELCINA: Epistolario I° (1910-1922) a cura di Melchiorre da Pobladura e Alessandro da Ripabottoni - Edizioni "Padre Pio da Pietrelcina" Convento S.Maria delle Grazie San Giovanni Rotondo - FG)

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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #228 on: March 04, 2019, 11:29:14 PM »
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  • (Letter to padre Agostino dated November 18, 1912)  “The enemy doesn’t want to leave me alone; he constantly attacks me.  He tries to poison my life with his infernal traps. He is upset that I tell you these facts, suggesting that I keep them from you as our secret.  He tells me to reveal to you only the good visits that I receive; in fact he says that you like only these stories. The pastor has been informed of the battle that I am doing with these demons, and with reference to your letters, he suggested that I open the letter only in his presence.  When your first letter arrived, therefore, I went to open it in his office. But as soon as I opened the letter in the presence of the pastor, we found the letter was all smeared with ink. Was it a devil’s revenge? I could not believe that you would send me a letter in that condition, especially since you know that I don’t see well.   At first we could not read the letter, but then we placed a crucifix on it, and then we could read it, at least in part.
    (PADRE PIO DA PIETRELCINA: Epistolario I° (1910-1922) a cura di Melchiorre da Pobladura e Alessandro da Ripabottoni - Edizioni "Padre Pio da Pietrelcina" Convento S.Maria delle Grazie San Giovanni Rotondo - FG)

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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #229 on: March 17, 2019, 12:53:13 AM »
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  • (Letter to Padre Agostino dated 13 February, 1913) “Now, twenty-two days have passed, since Jesus allowed the devils to vent their anger on me. My Father, my whole body is bruised from the beatings that I have received to the present time by our enemies. Several times, they have even torn off my shirt so that they could strike my exposed flesh.”
    (PADRE PIO DA PIETRELCINA: Epistolario I° (1910-1922) a cura di Melchiorre da Pobladura e Alessandro da Ripabottoni - Edizioni "Padre Pio da Pietrelcina" Convento S.Maria delle Grazie San Giovanni Rotondo - FG)


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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #230 on: March 31, 2019, 11:27:58 PM »
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  • (Letter to Padre Benedetto dated March 18th, 1913) “These devils don’t stop striking me, even making me fall down from the bed.  They even tear off my shirt to beat me! But now they do not frighten me anymore. Jesus loves me, He often lifts me and places me back on the bed“
    (PADRE PIO DA PIETRELCINA: Epistolario I° (1910-1922) a cura di Melchiorre da Pobladura e Alessandro da Ripabottoni - Edizioni "Padre Pio da Pietrelcina" Convento S.Maria delle Grazie San Giovanni Rotondo - FG)

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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #231 on: April 17, 2019, 12:47:16 AM »
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  • Satan went beyond all the limits of deception when he went to Father Pio pretending to be a penitent. This is the Father Pio’s testimony:  “One day, while I was hearing confessions, a man came to the confessional where I was. He was tall, handsome, dressed with some refinement and he was kind and polite. He started to confess his sins, which were of every kind: against God, against man and against the morals. All the sins were obnoxious! I was disoriented, in fact for all the sins that he told me, but I responded to him with God’s Word, the example of the Church, and the morals of the Saints.   But the enigmatic penitent answered me word for word, justifying his sins, always with extreme ability and politeness.  He excused all the sinful actions, making them sound quite normal and natural, even comprehensible on the human level.. He continued this way with the sins that were gruesome against God, Our Lady, the Saints, always using disrespectful round-about argumentation. He kept this up even with with the foulest of sins that could be conjured in the mind of a most sinful man.  The answers that he gave me with such skilled subtlety and malice surprised me. I wondered: who is he? What world does he come from? And I tried to look at him in order to read something on his face. At the same time I concentrated on every word he spoke, trying to discover any clue to his identity.. But suddenly; through a vivid, radiant and internal light I clearly recognized who he was. With a sound and imperial tone I told him: “Say long live Jesus, long live Mary!” As soon as I pronounced these sweet and powerful names, Satan instantly disappeared in a trickle of fire, leaving behind him an unbearable stench.”  (Don Pierino is a priest and one of the father Pio’s spiritual sons who were present at the same time.)

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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #232 on: April 26, 2019, 11:45:16 PM »
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  • Fr. Perino tells this story:  “One day, Padre Pio was in the confessional, hidden by two curtains. The curtains of the confessional were not closed all the way and I succeeded in seeing padre Pio. The men, following the bookings, were prepared on a side, all in single row. From the place where I was, I read the Breviary and, sometimes I looked up to see the Padre. From the little church, through the door, a man came. He was handsome, with small and black eyes, grizzled hair, with a dark jacket and ruled trousers. I didn’t want him to distract me and so I kept on reciting the breviary, but an internal voice told me: “Stop and look!“ I stopped and looked at padre Pio. That man, while taking footstep back and forth and without waiting his turn, stopped just in front of the confessional, after the previous penitent went away. He immediately entered among the curtains, standing, up in front of padre Pio. Then I didn’t see the dark haired man after that moment. Following some minutes I saw that man sank on the floor with his legs widened. On the chair in the confessional, where Padre Pio had been sitting, I didn’t see padre Pio anymore; but, Jesus. He was blond, young and handsome and he gazed upon the man that had fell to the floor. Then again I saw padre Pio coming up from there. He returned to take a seat to in his place and his appearance melted with Jesus’ appearance. Then I saw only Padre Pio. I immediately heard his voice: “Hurry up, everyone.”  Nobody noticed this happening!  Everybody started with their turn again.       


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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #233 on: May 22, 2019, 01:16:00 AM »
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  •                 
    The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: "Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion."
    It is called the sacrament of conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus' call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father5 from whom one has strayed by sin. It is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner's personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction.
    It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a "confession" - acknowledgment and praise - of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.
    It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest's sacramental absolution God grants the penitent "pardon and peace".
    Confession was the principal daily activity of Padre Pio. He had the ability to look within the souls of his penitents. It was not possible to lie to Padre Pio during a confession. He saw inside people’s hearts. Often, when the sinners were timid, Padre Pio listed their sins during the confession.
    Padre Pio invited all believers to confess at least once a week. He said: "Even if a room is closed, it is necessary to dust it after a week."
    In the sacrament of confession Padre Pio was very demanding. He couldn't bear people that went to him only out of curiosity.
    A monk once told the following story: "One day Padre Pio didn't give absolution to a penitent and he told him: "If you go to confess to another priest to have gain absolution you will go to hell together with him". He meant that the sacrament of confession is profaned by people that don't want to change their lives. They are guilty in front of God.


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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #234 on: June 05, 2019, 11:41:25 PM »
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  • A man once went to St. Giovanni Rotondo to confess to Padre Pio. It was between 1954 and 1955. When he finished the accusation of his sins Padre Pio said: "Do you have anything else to confess?" and he said, "No Father!" He repeated the question: "Do you have anything else to confess?" "No Father!" For a third time Padre Pio asked him: "Do you have anything else to confess? At this third negative answer the hurricane exploded. With the voice of the Holy Spirit Padre Pio howled: "Go away! Go away! Because you are not reformed of your sins!"
    The man was also petrified because of the shame that he felt in front of so many people. Then he tried to say something but Padre Pio said: "Keep silent, gossiper, you have spoken enough; I now want to speak. Is it true that you go to discos?”  "Yes, Father."  "Do you know that dancing is an invitation to the sin?" 
    The man was surprised and he didn't know what to say: he had the membership card of a disco in his wallet. The man promised not to commit any other sins and after a lot of effort he received absolution.


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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #235 on: June 16, 2019, 01:47:30 AM »
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  • Lies 
    One day, a man told Padre Pio: "Father, I tell lies when I am with some friends of mine. I do it in order to make everybody happy". And Padre Pio said: "Oh, do you want to go to hell by joking?!" 



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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #236 on: June 17, 2019, 08:45:18 PM »
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  • What a fascinating topic.  It leads one to ask, "are there any known priests like this accessible today?"

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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #237 on: June 17, 2019, 10:55:15 PM »
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  • What a fascinating topic.  It leads one to ask, "are there any known priests like this accessible today?"
    I remember hearing about one during the 70s who was in the Dominican Republic.

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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #238 on: June 18, 2019, 08:44:42 AM »
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    Really, a demon complimenting Padre Pio? More trouble than St. Michael? If that's really what he claimed happened then my trust in Padre Pio will be almost erased, since a story like that could only be an arrogant lie.
    Poche is correct that the devil told St Padre Pio this.  The devil also told St John Marie the something similar.  St Michael is an angel, who is not part of the church militant.  He battles the devil but not in the same way that we do here on earth. 

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    Re: Padre Pio
    « Reply #239 on: June 18, 2019, 10:42:36 PM »
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  • Poche is correct that the devil told St Padre Pio this.  The devil also told St John Marie the something similar.  St Michael is an angel, who is not part of the church militant.  He battles the devil but not in the same way that we do here on earth.
    In 1980 the communist authorities also said this about the one Catholic priest who was in Moldova.

     

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