Sunday, September 23, 2012

Favorite Quotes by St. Padre Pio

Feast Day Sept 23rd
"Prayer is the oxygen of the soul."
“Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter. ” 

"Let us bind ourselves tightly to the Sorrowful Heart of our Heavenly Mother 
and reflect on it's boundless grief and how precious is our soul." 

"Always remain close to the Catholic Church, because it alone can give you true peace, since it alone possesses Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the true Prince of Peace." 

"You must speak to Jesus also with the heart, besides with the lips; indeed, in certain cases you must speak to Him only with the heart."
"Jesus said to me; 'How many times would you have abandoned Me, my son, if I had not crucified you. Beneath the cross, one learns love, and I do not give this to everyone, but only to those souls who are dearest to Me."
"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!"

Padre Pio led an intense spiritual life, full of both suffering and mysticism. From this he said,
"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."

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