Today is the feast of Saint Pio Of Pietrelcina.
Father Pio was born May 25, 1887 and died September 23, 1968 at the age of 81. He was a Capuchin priest from Italy who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. He was born at Francesco Forgione, and given the name Pio when he joined the Capuchins. He was popularly known as Padre Pio after his ordination to the priesthood. He became famous for his stigmata. On June 16, 2002, he was canonized by Pope John Paul II.
I am a catholic and I do believe in God, Jesus, Mama Mary, apostles and all but personally doesn't believe in some Catholic Church teachings. This is a sensitive topic, but to each his own right?
I actually believe in miracles, reading from some excerpts in the Holy Bible, they have a lot those days. But in our era or even before that, I really can't say. A lot have been claiming they did this and that, miracles and all, but can't just believe it right away, since there are a lot of false prophets now making money out of other people's faith.
Then I heard of Saint Pio thru some good friends. Then started reading some texts about his miracles, stigmata etc.
Couple of weeks ago, Ana showed me a video clip of a show here in the Philippines talking about Saint Pio, watching it, it was like being moved by his holiness. We have a Saint Pio Centre here located at Libis, Quezon City. After my curiosity, I told Ana that we should visit this church soon.
Here is the video clip courtesy of the Babao Family. Juluis Babao is a famous newscaster here and he is the one who made this report, him and his wife, Cristine Bersola-Babao had experienced the miracle of Saint Pio. This clip is in Filipino, just watch if you can't understand it.
PADRE PIO ON RATED K
After that, we visited the Saint Pio Centre and have been a believer and devotee since then.
Today is the Feast for Saint Pio, we heard it from the announcement after we visited last Wednesday. Still don't know if we will go there later, thinking of how jam packed the centre would be.