Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, fondly known by all as ‘Padre Pio’ is perhaps the most famous saint known for bearing the stigmata, the Holy Wounds of Christ, for 50 years of his life.
Padre Pio always emphasized the leading of a holy life. He also said that his real mission will start after his death. And yes, many believers offer their prayers to him night and day, and seek his healing touch. His precious words are among the many things that Padre Pio has left us, words, that are invaluable to those who seek his blessings and the right way of living a spiritual and religious life. The following section consists of some divinely inspiring quotes. Let us invoke his help and intercession at this time of trial for the world:
'Always humble yourself lovingly before God and man, because God speaks to those who are truly humble of heart, and enriches them with His gifts'.
'Whoever does not meditate, is like someone who never looks in the mirror before going out, doesn’t bother to see if he’s tidy, and may go out dirty without knowing it. The person who meditates and turns his mind to God, who is the mirror of his soul, seeks to know his faults, tries to correct them, moderates his impulses, and puts his conscience in order'.
'You complain because the same trials are constantly returning. But look here, what have you to fear? Are you afraid of the divine craftsman who wants to perfect His masterpiece in this way? Would you like to come from the hands of such a magnificent Artist as a mere sketch and no more?'
'Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner!'
'In order to attract us, the Lord grants us many graces that we believe can easily obtain Heaven for us. We do not know, however, that in order to grow, we need hard bread: the cross, humiliation, trials and denials'.
'Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter'.
'In all the free time you have, once you have finished your duties of state, you should kneel down and pray the Rosary. Pray the Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament or before a crucifix'.
'Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart'.
'Let us bind ourselves tightly to the Sorrowful Heart of our Heavenly Mother and reflect on its boundless grief and how precious is our soul'.
'Have patience and persevere in the holy exercise of meditation; be content to begin with small steps till you have legs to run, better still wings to fly. Be content to be obedient, which is never a small thing for a soul which has chosen God for its portion. And be resigned to be, for the present, a little bee in the hive which will soon become a large bee capable of making honey'.