As you might know, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as St. Padre Pio, was a Capuchin Franciscan who spent almost his entire life in a fairly small region of Italy. However, he has become one of the best known saints of the Twentieth Century not only in Italy but well beyond the borders of Europe.
The Holiness of St. Padre Pio
Two Places at Once
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Death, Birth, and a Surprise Visitor
Meanwhile the business manager went outside and confronted the group of Masons who were physically preventing any priest from entering the home. Appealing to them, he convinced them to let the priest enter if not for the husband than to baptize the child who had been born a month early.
The men blocking the entrance to the home stepped aside, and a priest who had been waiting patiently in the street went immediately inside and upstairs to the couple. After the priest had begun to minister to the husband, Giovanni, the dying man opened up his eyes, looked directly at the priest, and cried out, "My God! My God! Forgive me!" Then he entered into a coma and passed away before morning arrived.
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