Monday, 7 December 2009

Quotes from Padre Pio

This great website about Padre Pio has an excellent summary of his life and good links. It describes Padre Pio as a powerful intercessor and talks of his stigmatization and charisma.

Here are some of his sayings...
"On this earth everyone has his cross. But we must act in such a way that we not be the bad but the good thief."
"The proof of love is to suffer for the one you love."
"In the spiritual life you must take one step forward each day in a vertical line, from the bottom up."
"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."
"It would be easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass."
"Humility and charity go hand in hand. The one glorifies, the other sanctifies."
"To fail in charity is to wound God in the pupil of His eye."
"The surest means of remaining immune to the pestiferous disease that surrounds us to fortify ourselves with Eucharistic food."
"Prayer is the effusion of our heart into God's… When it is well done, it moves the Divine Heart and makes Him always more inclined to grant our requests."
"Let's approach Holy Communion with holy love and fear. May the entire day be preparation and thanksgiving for Holy Communion."

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