January 2006

Infancy of Jesus and the Holy Family of Nazareth

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thusday Friday Saturday
Be tireless in prayer.
Holiness is loving the one who speaks evil of us, hates us, and persecutes us.
Walk with simplicity in the way of the Lord.
Let us refer to God all that we do.
Keep your heart open toward heaven.
Give thanks to the infinite goodness of the Eternal Father.
Love your neighbor for the love of God.
Do not be discouraged if you work much and gather little.
If you knew how much one soul costs Jesus, you would not complain at all.
Place yourself often in the presence of God.
Avoid conversations that bring about a melancholy spirit.
Think about the happiness that awaits us in heaven.
Rekindle your trust in God and humble yourself before Him.
Let your soul overflow with and blessings to God.
The one who battles with their gaze fixed on God will sing a song of victory.
Abandon yourself completely in the arms of divine goodness.
The bitterness of the trial is sweetened by the balm of divine mercy.
Please be strong. (Lit Trans: Stand with courage)
Be especially meek and gentle.
Love your will when it is in conformity with the will of God.
Don't lose time pondering over the past.
Everyone has his/her cross on this earth.
The Lord will never abandon you.
Resignation gives us the strength not to succumb to the burden of suffering.
Let the Gentle Spouse of souls care for you.
Anxiety keeps the Holy Spirit from working in your heart.
Have a firm purpose to want to love God.
The soul is in its greatest distress when it feels that it is strong.
Courage, be patient with yourself when you fall again.
Who fears being lost will never be lost.
Pray that the Holy Spirit enlighten you.

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January 2006

Prayer to Padre Pio
(every day)

Padre Pio, I thank you and praise God in you for making His Name known more profoundly in our hearts. You bore the marks of the Savior's saving Passion and became a refuge and support for all who sought your guidance. Your patient ministry of reconciliation brought numberless souls back to God, so that rescued from the evil one, they could praise and glorify God in their lives. From your place in heaven watch over us and keep your hand on each one of us that we may always walk the path that leads to God, the Source and Goal of all life, who lives and reigns Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Thanksgiving Psalm - Psalm 111 (adapted)


We thank You Lord with all our heart. Great are Your works. They are to be pondered by all who love You. I thank you and praise you for the gift You have given us in Padre Pio. Lord, Your compassion and love help us to remain faithful to our Baptismal promises, deliver us from evil, and strengthen our love for You. As we journey each day this week with Padre Pio, our Spiritual Father and Guide, help us to praise Your Name in all that we do. As Spiritual Children of Padre Pio may we live each day in prayer, sacrifice and service to all. We praise You and give glory to the You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as in the beginning, now, and forever. Amen.

Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas

(Adapted to Padre Pio and every day of the week)


Almighty ever-living God, I am privileged and blessed to approach you in your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, especially in His Divine Presence in the Eucharist. I thank you for giving me Padre Pio as Spiritual Guide and living image of your Suffering Son. May his prayers keep me always faithful and lead me close to You. Amen.


Eternal Father, I come as one sick to the doctor of life, as one unclean to the fountain of mercy, as one blind to the radiance of eternal light, as one poor and needy to the Lord of heaven and earth. Padre Pio offered many the opportunity of experiencing your healing grace. Grant that I may always seek and work for that spiritual wholeness that comes from You and You alone.


Lord Jesus, You are King of kings and Lord of lords. With humble reverence, with purity of faith, with repentance and love, and the determination that will help to bring me to salvation I place myself in your presence. Padre Pio urged us to seek You always in all things. Grant that your Servant Pio may be the sure guide that leads me to You and through You to the Father.


Lord Jesus, with reverence, gratitude, and adoration, I recognize your loving presence in my life and its power to transform me. Padre Pio sought that transformation every moment of his life through his intimate relationship with You. Help me to live a life of active prayer that allows me to be in Your presence wherever I am and whatever I do.


Holy Spirit of the Father and the Son, I acknowledge our Lord Jesus Christ, born from the womb of the Virgin Mary, as my Lord and Savior, and know that in You and through Him I am numbered among the beloved children of the Eternal Father. Padre Pio desired that we live as sisters and brothers, children of the same Father. May I always allow your love to shine through in my life for all.


Holy Spirit, on my earthly pilgrimage, I receive the precious Body and Blood of my Savior Jesus Christ under the mysterious veil of the Eucharistic Sacrament. Padre Pio celebrated with abandonment to your presence and was transported to the heights of intimacy with God. May I one day see You, my God, face to face in glory. You live and reign for never and ever. Amen., Amen.

Concluding Prayer (everyday)

Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God and my Mother. Daughter of the Eternal Father, pray that we recognize our unity as children of the One Father. Mother of the Only-Begotten Son, pray that we accept each other as sisters and brothers in the same Jesus. Spouse of the Life-Giving Holy Spirit, pray that we be open to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, leading us to the fullness of life. Mary, Virgin Made Church, Mother of the Mystical Body of Christ, First Tabernacle, First Monstrance, be with us in life's journey, and help us see and follow Jesus.

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