Maurizio Blondet Translated by: Anna Grasso Padre Pio’s Masses have become legendary. They would last for hours, and would overwhelm the congregation. When Padre Pio celebrated Mass, were his thoughts with the Sacrifice or were they with the
Mary Pyle, with Our Lady of Grace, greets Padre Pio at the entrance to Paradise. "I have made a pact with the Lord: 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.
The trials to which the Lord subjects you and will subject you are all signs of divine love and are jewels for the soul. Winter will pass and the never-ending spring will come, all the more rich in beauty as violent were the storms.
Padre Pio entra nella Sagrestia vecchia, affollata di fedeli
Il dr Francesco Nardacchione (1860-1936), medico di fiducia dei Cappuccini di S. Angelo; si attivò per la riapertura del convento di S. Onofrio a Casacalenda (CB), retto dai Frati Minori, in cui volle essere tumulato. Visitò più volte anche il giovane Fra Pio da Pietrelcina, spesse volte ammalatosi non appena metteva piede nella Diocesi di Larino