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Sunday, December 16, 2012

St. Padre PIo and Obedience

In 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.

St. Padre Pio Quote

"You must cultivate this well-formed heart, carefully, and spare nothing which could be useful to its happiness. Even though in every season-that is, at every age-you can and must do this, your present age is most suitable." St. Padre Pio

Third Sunday of Advent


Oh it is beautiful, this happy day.

With happiness we await His return.

O' Antiphons, December 17- Wisdom /O Sapientia

"O'Wisdom that comest out of the mouth of the Most High, that reachest from one end to another, and orderest all things mightily and sweetly, come to teach us the way of prudence!"--O Sapientia, quƦ ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiƦ