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The Saints on Purgatory

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[Judas Maccabeus] took up a collection . . . to provide for a sin offering. In doing this he acted very well and honorably, taking account of the resurrection. For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead. – 2 Maccabees 12:43-44 When loved ones die, many people experience, in addition to grief and loneliness,... Read More

Consecrated to Jesus through Mary: Padre Pio’s Spiritual Child too?

October 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

Dear Father John, if an individual has been Totally consecrated to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary through the St. Louis de Montfort method, done privately, 33 day retreat, confession, Mass and Day of Consecration pledge/vow/prayer, can this individual through the Association of Padre Pio still become a spiritual child of Padre Pio? I am not familiar with the Association of Padre Pio but... Read More

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... Read More

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