Only in God rests my soul – 08/11/’11

– Only in God rests my soul -

From Padre Pio writtings:

As you should know that the soul’s greatest misery is when it doesn’t feel weak, but feels strong; when it trusts in itself; when it is over-confident. Oh! if only all souls could experience such a holy weakness, we would not see so many souls fall at every instant. A soul who felt its weakness and had recourse to God for help, has never fallen. ( Letters III, 72 ) Leggi tutto »

Thy will be done – 12/07/’11

– Thy will be done -

From Padre Pio writtings:

God, who has bestowed so many benefits on us, is satisfied with such a very insignificant gift as that of our will. Let us offer it to him along with the divine Master Himself in that most sublime prayer, the Our Father: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven ( Mt 6:10) … We must remember, though, that when our divine Master addressed to His Father on our behalf those words of the Lord’s Prayer ” thy will be done “, his divine mind showed him very clearly how difficult it would be for us to do what He had promised the Father for us … Our good Jesus … perceived through His divine eyes and weighed up our immense weakness, which very often prevents us from carrying out God’s will so that we invent obstacles or rather we pretend not to know what His will is. ( Letters II, p.357 )

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Padre Pio, the love of Jesus – 14/07/’09

– Padre Pio, the love of Jesus -

From Padre Pio writtings:

This is just a pallid idea of what Jesus is doing within me. Just as torrent carries down to the depths of the sea everything it encounters on its way, so also my soul, immersed in the boundless ocean of Jesus’ love, by no merit of my own and without my being able to explain it, carries all its treasures along with it. But, my dear Father, as I write where do my thoughts fly? To the great day of my ordination … I have already begun to experience again the happiness of that day which is so sacred for me. Already this morning I began to have a taste of paradise … and what will it be when we taste it for all eternity? When I compare the peace of heart I experienced on that day with the peace of heart I have begun to feel since the eve of this feast, I find no difference … How happy I was and how I rejoiced on that day! ( Letters I, 335/336)

From Padre Pio writtings:

Accompany me continually, then, by your prayers that the divine Shepherd may give me what is lacking to me. Ask Him to give me the holiness of life that I lack. Oh, if  only I could say at least once with the apostle of the nations, raising my voice to tell everybody: ” Be imitators of me as I am of Christ “  ( 1Cor 4:16; 11:1 ) But alas, everything is lacking to me and I expect all things from your insistent prayers and those of others to the Heart of God. ( Letters II, 558 ) Leggi tutto »

Up the heart – 07/10/’08

san francesco – Up the heart -

From Padre Pio writings:

Those souls who throw themselves into the whirlpool of worldly preoccupations are poor and unfortunate. The more they love the worl, the more their passions multiply, the more their desires are lit, the more they find themselves incapable of carrying out their projects, and thus they are uneasy, impatient, affected by that shock that breaks their hearts; those hearts which do not beat with charity and holy love. Let us pray for these unfortunate and miserable souls, that Jesus may forgive them and draw them to himself in his infinite mercy. ( Letters III,1105) Leggi tutto »

Strive for perfection – 05/02/’08

risalita1 – Strive for perfection -

From Padre Pio writings:

I also suffer gratly Father, when I see how people ignore Jesus, and what is worse, how they even insult him, especially by those dreadful blasphemies.I should like to die, or least become deaf rather than hear so many insults offered to God by men. (Letters I,262) Leggi tutto »