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Novena to St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

June 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayers of Saints

St Pio of Pietrelcina

St Pio of Pietrelcina, O.F.M.  (Padre Pio) Novena

Dear God, Thou hast generously blessed Thy servant, St Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. Thou hast marked his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Thy Son. Endowed with the gift of discernment, St Pio labored endlessly in the confessional for the salvation of souls. With reverence and intense devotion in the celebration of Mass, he invited countless men and women to a greater union with Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Through the intercession of St Pio of Pietrelcina, I confidently beseech Thee to grant me the grace of (mention your intentions here). Amen.

Recite three times the Glory be.


St Pio of Pietrelcina was a Capuchin priest, a confessor and stigmatist who lived from 1887 to 1968.

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • Pamela Yeoman

    please explain what an intention is and what a gloria is.

    • Dear friend – I just posted the definition of “intention” for you. A gloria is simply praying “Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen”

    • Tapine101

      An intention is a need you have in your heart like I pray that my husband and I have a baby. Maybe you want to pray to obtain a job or for peace in your life, the conversion of a loved one, someone’s health, etc… With God’s will and His perfect timing in mind. A Gloria is: Glory Be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

  • Jpc3has

    Pietrelcina: PEE-ATE-trel-CHEE-na

  • Hickey Christine

    I pray for discernment so I may see into hearts and so, lead some to salvation as did St. Pio. May God extend his grace to me for discernment in all matters.
    In the Precious Name of Jesus,


  • OneoftheSheep

    Throught the intercession of St. Padre Pio, may my younger sister receive the spiritual, emotional, and physical healing she needs. May her appetite increase, her mood stabilize, her financial needs be met as she has suffered for the past seven months, unable to work. Padre Pio, you are like a father to my family, help her in her necessities.

  • marina

    I don’t understand novena prayers never have , 
    Why can  we just pray to our Lord in jesus name? The people in the new testament had no saints to pray too so they did pray to our Lord Christ.
    Please explain if I am wrong.
    I have always prayed too our Father in Heaven and he has alway answered me.
    thank you.
    enjoyed reading these post “)

    • Well – lots to your questions….You can pray to God in Jesus name and Catholics do this as a normal practice and this is a good thing. As well, prayer to the saints was a normal practice among Christians both during and after the time of the New Testament. Christians have always made it a practice to ask other Christians to pray for them. As Christians we know our brothers and sisters who have gone before us have the ability to do this in a special way. Thus, we ask them to pray for us.

  • Rockstar10131013

    when was this written

  • carlotinha1960

    Querido Padre Pio peço-te pelo amor que tens a Deus Nosso Senhor intecede pela libertação do meu marido José Carlos Barreira Duarte e tambem pela minha libertação Carlota Maria Bernardo Duarte para a libertação do nosso casamento e para que o meu marido se apaixone novamente por mim e pelos nossos filhinhos e não mais nos abandone,Louvor e Glória a Deus

    • Translation from Portugeuse: Dear Padre Pio pray thee by the love you have for God Our Lord intecede for the release of my husband José Carlos Duarte Barrier and also for my release Bernardo Maria Carlota Duarte for the liberation of our marriage and for my husband to fall in love with me again and our little children and leave us no more, Praise and Glory to God

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