Spiritual Children of St.Padre Pio

I have made a pact with the Lord: when my soul has been purified in the flames of purgatory and deemed worthy to be admitted to the presence of God, I will take my place at the gate to paradise, but I shall not enter until I have seen the last of my spiritual children enter.”

~ St. Pio, from a letter to spiritual daughter Antonietta Pompilio ~

O Saint Padre Pio,

holy bearer of the Wounds of Christ,

accept us this day as your spiritual

sons and daughters and keep us

always on the narrow path

by your intercession.

And do thou, O our Spiritual Father,

stay there at the Gates of Heaven until

all of your spiritual children have entered

through, even and including us.

Through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

Dear Padre Pio, I recall your promise to the Lord, “Lord, I will stand at the gates of heaven until I see all my spiritual children have entered.”

Encouraged by your gracious promise, I ask you to accept me as a spiritual child and to intercede for my prayer requests…(Here state your petitions)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

The following quotes from Padre Pio tell how he looked after and loved his spiritual family:

“I love my Spiritual Children as much as my own soul, and even more.”

“Once I take a soul on, I also take on their entire family as my spiritual children.”

“To my Spiritual Children, my prayers for you will never be lacking.”

“If one of my spiritual children ever goes astray, I shall leave my flock and seek him out.”

“I shall stand at the gates of Paradise until all my spiritual children have entered.”

St.Padre Pio Heals a Burned Baby

A woman said: “My first daughter, who was born in 1953, was rescued by Father Pio when she was eighteen months old. On the morning of January 6, 1955 my husband and I were in church attending the Holy Mass and our daughter was at home with her grandfather. There was an accident: she fell into a tub of boiling hot water. She was burned on her stomach and back. The doctor came in an hour and he said, “take your daughter to a hospital immediately because she could die from her wounds”. For this reason he did not give us any medicine. After the doctor left I started to pray for Father Pio’s help.

It was nearly noon. As I was getting myself ready to go to the Hospital, my daughter who was alone in the bedroom called me: “Mommy, I don’t have a wound anymore!” “Who has taken your wound?” I asked her out of curiosity. She answered: “Father Pio has come. He took my wounds by putting his whole hand on my burn”. Actually there was no sign of burns on my daughter’s body even though the doctor had told me my daughter was going to die.