|Do not look for food that perishes, but for food that endures for eternal life ( John 6: 24-35) I am the living bread from heaven…whoever eats this bread will live forever ( John 6: 41-51) We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God ( John 6: 60-69)||1 Jesus always be totally yours and look upon you with benevolent eyes.|
|2 May Jesus sustain you and make you holy.||3 Try more to make use of the talents you have received from God.||4 Work assiduously for the salvation of our brothers and sisters.||5 Bring the spirit … to the knowledge of everyone; a spirit which is entirely that of Jesus Christ.||6 Society needs to be reformed.||7 May Jesus … transform you totally in him.||8 I ardently pray that he may render you always … more zealous for your good and that of others.|
|9 Persevere in the good … and in rendering the grace of the Lord always more fruitful in you.||10 Be tranquil and do your best to become always better… more worthy of divine intervention.||11 The world is full of malice, and no prudence or vigilance is sufficient to avoid being contaminated.||12 I promise my assiduous assistance … I am always in the midst of you all.||13 Make every effort to be better, more humble||14 Trust more in divine mercy.||15 Don’t worry about anything; place all your cares in God.|
|16 Confide and abandon yourself totally in the arms of divine mercy.||17 You will always find in me a tender and affectionate father.||18 Let Jesus, who is omnipotent … comfort you.||19 Be cheerful, because my spirit follows you everywhere.||20 Make every effort to render yourself worthy of divine love.||21 (Attend) to your spiritual gain, excluding all useless and excessive worry.||22 Render heartfelt thanks to Jesus for the peace he allows you to enjoy in the midst of frightening storm(s).|
|23 Ah, how good Jesus is! Always be more grateful to him and render yourself more worthy.||24 Work without ever tiring among the children of men to render them all worthy children of God.||25 Do not fear the anger of Satan who fumes on seeing you working for the cause of God.||26 (Satan) is powerless against those who abandon themselves to God.||27 Always be more docile, as this is the mark of the Savior.||28 Be strong and overcome everything with your constancy.||29 Isn’t it suffering that makes one ascend to Calvary, and then to Tabor? Take heart … have courage …|
|30 Continue to work with no other goal except the glory of God and the good of souls.||31Be tranquil and content and don’t worry about anything, not even at the sight of your weaknesses and imperfections.||
August quotes are taken from the letters of Padre Pio to his spiritual daughter Elena Bandini:|
1921: Jan.25; Feb.12; March 16; April 19; July 5; Aug. 14, 29; Oct. 6, 14, 21; Nov. 6; Dec. 5
1922: Jan. 22.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life, and without You, I am without meaning and hope.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light, and without You, I am in darkness.
Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You ever more, and to be always in Your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be always faithful to You.
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I wish it to be a place of consolation for You, a dwelling of Your love.
Death, judgment and eternity are drawing near. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way, for that I need You. It is getting late and death approaches. I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need you, my Jesus, in this night of exile!
Help me to recognize You as Your disciples did at the Breaking of the Bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the light which disperses darkness, the power which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.
Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolations because I do not deserve them, but I only ask for the gift of Your Presence. Oh yes! I ask this of You.
Grant that I may love You with all my heart while on earth, so that I can continue to love you perfectly throughout all eternity, dear Jesus.
(Every day recite the following prayer)Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, you were generously endowed by God, the Giver of all good gifts, with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, signing your body as a living witness to the saving Passion and Death of Jesus, His Son.
Many looked upon the reflection of the Crucified Jesus in your body and experienced anew Godís saving mercy.
Through your ministry, God reconciled penitents to Himself and invited them to taste His sweetness in the Holy Eucharist.
Through your powerful intercession before God, pray for us, that we may follow your example of prayer and penance and come to follow more closely our Risen Lord, so that one day we may rejoice with you in that kingdom where God calls all His faithful children to live in the light of His love and eternal peace.
Pray for us Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.
Let us pray:
(Recite one of the following -