Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"Pray, hope, and don't worry." Padre Pio tells us that today...

I meant to post this yesterday. We hope to go here next Easter after going to Dallas to witness our son's coming into the Church!! Yes,Praise God, after almost 4 years of praying, our son is attending RCIA! He had his first class last Thursday night. It is taught by a couple who are licensed to teach from the Vatican. She has numerous degrees and he is a canon lawyer, so my son thinks it will be a very good class for him, "right up his alley" so to speak...(his lawyer brain will be loving the depth.) I've been praying to my dear Fr. Kevin who was known for bringing so many souls into the Church in the diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, and also many prayers have been ascending to Padre Pio for our son. This past summer really has been a one of suffering inwardly for me and also great joy mingled with the sorrow. Then "out of the blue" our son called and told us of his desire to go to RCIA. I credit my beloved Saints for this, and also many more, like St. Justin and St Paul and St Therese. Anyway, while searching if there were any Padre Pio churches or shrines in the U.S. I found this one and if we're in Dallas next Spring, we might as well make a full pilgrimage to this wonderful Shrine to one of my favorite Saints.

more photos of this beloved Saint.

Deares Padre Pio, pray for us!


Jackie Parkes said...

Wonderful news & post!

Joyful Catholics said...

Hi Jackie. Nice to "see you" again. Isn't Padre Pio the absolute greatest? : )