St. Pio of Pietrelcina or Padre Pio Essay

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Padre Pio has become one of the most popular saints in the world. St. Pio of Pietrelcina or Padre Pio, was born in the small Italian village of Pietrelcina on May 25, 1887. Then known as Franscesco, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, he was born to two peasant farmers, Giuseppa and Grazio Forgione. The day after his birth, he was baptized at the Castle Church near his home. The town of Pietrelcina was very religious and saint's feast days were celebrated throughout the year, this had a strong influence on the Forgione family. From early on it was clear that Franscesco was a special child of God. As child he was very pious and decided he wanted to be a priest at a very early age. At age 16, he became a Capuchin novice and received the…show more content…
(Padre Pio of Pietrelcina) One example, is when Consiglia De Martino of southern, Italy was suddenly struck by a terrible disease and would have need surgery to survive, but the night prior to the surgery she prayed to Padre Pio and the next morning she was completely healed. Padre Pio's feast day is on September 23rd and he is the patron saint of civil defense volunteers and Catholic adolescents. (A Padre Pio Celebration) I chose to research and write about Padre Pio, because I found his life very fascinating. I thought it was very intriguing, that Padre Pio, mysteriously received the signs of crucifixion and the doctors had no other natural explanation for it. His life is inspirational, because, even though he went through great suffering throughout his life, he still managed to see God's love for him. Padre Pio believed that with love from God, came suffering and suffering for the sake of God, helped the soul reach and become closer to God. An inspirational quote from Padre Pio is, “Pray, hope, and do not worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” (Padre Pio Quotes) This is something I would like to imitate in my life, because this quote describes the basics things one needs to do the lead a good spiritual life. One should not worry because God is there and will protect you through your troubles. In order to achieve this, I would have to be more trusting in God and accept that he will be there to
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