FEAST September 23
NOVENA TO St PADRE PIO
St. Padre Pio had the stigmata and is widely regarded as a miracle worker.
ACT OF CONTRITION
O, My God, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all because they offended you, my God, who are all- good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.
OPENING PRAYER TO PADRE PIO
Dear Padre Pio, for 50 years your body bore the wounds of Christ and you suffered willingly as a victim for others. You never took off the crown of thorns yet always had time to talk, to listen and to pray.
Intercede for me now, for you once said “As the pearls are held together by a thread, thus virtues are held together by charity; as the pearls fall when the thread breaks, thus virtues are lost if charity diminishes.” Amen.
“It is your advantage to commit yourself to the sufferings that Jesus will send you. Jesus cannot tolerate seeing you afflicted and he will come to you and comfort you, blessing you with many graces for your soul.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“Have courage and do not fear the assaults of the devil. Remember this forever: it is a healthy sign if the devilshouts and roars around your conscience,since this shows that he is not inside your will.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“Mary has to be the star that iluminates your path and she will show you thesecure way to go to the Heavenly Father. She will be an anchor to which you must cling in the hour of temptation.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“Invoke your Guardian Angel, who will enlighten you and guide you. God has given him to you for your protection; therefore, you should use him accordingly.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“My God, I beg you; let me bear thepunishments for me, so that you may forgive and save the sinners and free their souls from purgatory.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“If I knew that a person was afflicted inhis mind, body or soul, I would beg God to set him free of his affliction. I wouldgladly accept the transfer of his affliction to myself, so that he may be saved, and I would ask that he benefit from the fruits of these sufferings… If the Lord would allow me to do it.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“If the people of the world could only seethe beauty of their souls when they are inthe grace of God, all sinners and believers would be instantly converted.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“It would be most fulfilling, if God would grant me just one wish (if it were possible); that He would say, ‘Enter Heaven!’ This is my one true wish: that God would take me to Heaven at the same time that the last of my children and the last of the people who submitted to my priestly care have entered.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“You must always keep yourself on the straight and narrow path in the Holy Catholic Church because She is the only Bride of Christ and who can bring youpeace. She alone possesses Jesus, in the Blessed Sacrament, who is the true Prince of Peace.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of JesusSt.
Padre Pio, Pray for us!
“Prayer is the best weapon that we have. It is the key that opens the Heart of God.”
Let us pray:
Almighty and eternal God, by a singular grace you allowed your priest, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, to participate in the mystery of the Cross of your Son, and through his ministry, you revealed the marvels of your mercy.
Grant that through his intercession we may remain one with Christ in his Passion so as to joyfully attain the glory of the Resurrection.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.