|| 1 Act as a strong person and with more determination and firmness.
|| 2 Be tranquil and do not cease to do what authority (God’s Will) has arranged for you to do.
|| 3 May Jesus continue to possess you totally … and transform you totally in him!
|| 4 Live in accordance with the Divine Will.
|| 5 Mitigate your fears with the greatest confidence in Jesus, from Him alone you should expect many blessings.
|| 6 May Jesus always reign as King of your heart.
|| 7 Don’t waste time.
|| 8 Open wide your heart and let the Lord work freely in you.
|| 9 Expand your soul before (the Lord) and let (Him) dissipate the darkness which the enemy frequently thickens in it.
|| 10 Be good and maintain your fidelity
|| 11 Rest assured that the more a soul is pleasing to God the more it must be tried.
|| 12 Courage and go forward always.
|| 13 Let us do good while we still have time, and we will render glory to our heavenly Father, sanctify ourselves and give good example.
|| 14 A lively faith…illuminated the steps of the people of God in the desert, and … this light always shines in the depths of those souls acceptable to the Father.
|| 15 Isn’t it God who arranges everything for our greater good?
|| 16 Take heart…wait a while, and the good Lord will grant our prayers.
|| 17 Live calmly and let divine plans be accomplished in you.
|| 18 Examine your heart and pray a great deal to Jesus
|| 19 Be careful and vigilant…Never fail to meditate
|| 20 Fight like a strong soul, if you wish to receive the reward of strong souls.
|| 21 Live tranquilly and resigned in everything to the will of heaven.
|| 22 It is a good sign when the enemy (Satan) makes an uproar and roars around your will, as this shows that he is not within you
|| 23 Have faith and confide in divine mercy, and all will work out for your good.
|| 24 The more the assaults of the enemy increase, the closer God is to the soul.
|| 25 You must turn to God … You must hope in Him and expect everything that is good from Him.
|| 26 The only way to gain your health (of soul) is through prayer
|| 27 You must have great Christian prudence (in all things).
|| 28 What can restrain you from making a total offering of your entire self to the good God…?
|| 29 How fortunate we are to be held so tightly to (God). We need do no more than love divine Providence and abandon ourselves in his…Heart.
|| 30 God wants us to belong entirely to him
|| 31 Long live Jesus!
This month’s quotes from the letters of Padre Pio to his spiritual daughters come from those directed to:|
Maria Gargani: 1921 (Dec.1); 1922 (April 2, November 18); 1923 (March 10, May 16, ?);
Assunta di Tomaso: 1916 (September 24, October 22 & 31, November 8); 1917 (January 2, March 2, April 2, May 26, July 2 & 10
Prayers to Padre Pio
( for each Day of the Week)
Sunday:Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, loving father, you bore the visible wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ on your body. You carried the Cross for all humanity. In bearing the physical and moral sufferings that continually tortured your body and soul you became a martyr of love for all people. We beg you to intercede for us with our Almighty Father that we may have the courage to accept the great and small crosses of life that transform individual suffering into a sure link that leads us to eternal life.
Monday:Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, holy father, you now live with our loving Father and God Jesus Christ. You grew in holiness and resisted the seductions of the Evil One. You were physically beaten by the infernal spirits of evil who sought to force you to leave the road to holiness that you had chosen to follow. Pray for us to God that through your intercession and in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we may find the spiritual courage to renounce sin and be strengthened in faith until death.
Tuesday:Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, virtuous father, you loved Our Blessed Mother very much. You were gifted every day with the graces and comforts that only She can give. We beg you to pray for us to our Heavenly Mother and place our sins and petitions in Her hands. As at Cana in Galilee, may She intercede for us that Her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, may hear Her prayers on our behalf and inscribe our names in the Book of Life.
Wednesday:Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, chaste father, you taught us to love our Guardian Angel as you loved yours so much. Your Guardian Angel was your constant companion, guide, defender and messenger. The Angels even brought the prayers of your spiritual children to you. Since they are a presence of the Living God who help to avoid the disgrace of sin and are always ready to indicate the road that leads us to goodness and keep us from evil, pray that we too may learn, as you, to appreciate the ministry of our Guardian Angels and speak to them that we may be receptive to their inspiration and learn to obey them at all times.
Thursday:Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, prudent father, you loved the Souls in Purgatory so much and taught us to love them as well. You offered yourself as a victim to expiate their sufferings in Purgatory. Intercede for us with Our Lord and God Jesus Christ that our hearts may be filled with compassion and love for the Holy Souls. Following your example, we too desire to assist the Holy Souls and reduce their time of affliction in Purgatory. We ask that our prayers and sacrifices may grant them relief in their sufferings, the holy indulgences necessary to liberate them from their place of torment and a speedy entrance into the eternal joys of heaven.
Friday:Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, obedient father, your loved the sick and infirm more than yourself because in them you saw Jesus. In the name of God you performed miracles of healing in body, soul and mind. Your intercession with God healed the ills of past and present and strengthened people to respond with confidence to future challenges.
Those who came to you regained a sense of spiritual integrity as you re-kindled hope in their lives, and encouraged them to renew the spirit in their hearts. Through the intercession of Our Heavenly Mother, may we experience your powerful assistance and be healed in our bodily and spiritual needs, and gratefully give praise and thanks to God for all his blessings.
Saturday:Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, holy father, you fulfilled the salvation plan of God and offered yourself as a victim to free all people from their bondage to Satan. Pray for us to God. Intercede for all those people who have no faith, that they cooperate with God’s gifts and grow in a strong and sincere faith, and thus be converted to the Lord, through a sincere and heartfelt repentance of their sins. May those whose faith is weak grow strong in their Christian life, and may the faithful children of God continue with greater commitment on the road to salvation.
X - May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.