St. Clare is the little plant of St. Francis, as she called herself. A blog to my call to become a Poor Clare Colettine. If St. Clare was a "little plant", I am a scraggly weed.
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Sunday, December 16, 2012
St. Padre PIo and Obedience
the life of St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) we discover that his
Bishop, Archbishop Gagliardi, falsely accused Padre Pio of various
wrongdoings, and had unjust sanctions imposed upon him. When people
would speak against the Bishop concerning these unjust sanctions, St.
Pio would quickly respond “The will of the Bishop is the will of God.”
Conscious of the importance of obedience, Padre Pio was always showing
an example of true religious obedience and respect to his superiors. For
him, the superior was the image of Christ, and obeying him was obeying
Christ. But it happened that God used Padre Pio's superiors as
instruments for him to suffer from the Church, and for the Church. And
so we see that even if the Bishop may be wrong in his judgment, we are
always doing God's will by obeying him.