In our parish we have a man whose son was miraculously healed by Padre Pio as a young boy. All the doctors in the U.S. said he could not be healed. The doctors at UCLA told them to take him home and keep him comfortable until he dies. Well this parishioner had a cousin who worked with Padre Pio. They arranged to fly to Italy so Padre Pio could pray over the little boy. This was done and of course he was healed.
When Padre Pio died, this cousin had one of Padre Pio’s prayer shawls. In fact he believed it was the one he was wearing the day this little boy was healed. He sent that prayer shawl to the boy in question, who now uses it to give talks about Padre Pio and to pray over others who are sick.
I have had the opportunity to use this prayer shawl to pray over people. I used it to pray over all the members of our Cancer Support Group. I used it to bless the prayer shawls knitted by our parish prayer shawl ministry. I’ve heard back from many people who believe they were healed thru these prayers and the intercession of St. Padre Pio.
All I know is that God is good …. and loves us greatly !!!
DeColores, Deacon Doug
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Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.