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Monday, October 18, 2010

Interesting facts:

Did you know: Padre Pio was a Capuchin Franciscan, his Baptism name was Francesco, he was in the military service, he had the stigmata, he suffered many illnesses in his life, he offered his first Mass at the parish church of Our Lady of the Angels and  restoration work on this chapel was later undertaken by the Padre Pio Foundation of America. In one of Padre Pio's letters, he states that he remained patient in the midst of his trials because of his firm belief that Jesus, Mary, his Guardian Angel, St. Joseph and St. Francis were always with him and helped him always.
Some have stated that he was the second St. Francis.  In reading about St. Francis and Padre Pio's lives there are many similarties.

We love you Lord, we thank you for our many blessings.  May we too follow your Gospels as did St. Francis and Padre Pio in they're lives on this earth.

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