Tag: Padre Pio

Beside Myself (Not in a Padre Pio kind of way)

I am beginning to form a bad habit of being beside myself. I wish I could claim to have been gifted with a Padre Pio-esque ability to bilocate, but, alas, it is simply that the Holy Spirit keeps leaving me dumbfounded. In the last post I mentioned a veritable Catholic celebrity, Jackie Francois, not thinking…

How to Become a Rosary Ninja

Last weekend I received a very special gift.  My Grandmother gave me a rosary to take with me in August.  It wasn’t just any rosary though.  It belonged to my great-great Aunt Helen, who was a nun!  Furthermore, it was blessed by Pope Pius XII.  Fittingly, he had an especially strong devotion to Mary and…

How Do You Tend to the Wounds of Christ?

For the past few years my church has had a great Good Friday tradition: “Social Justice” Stations of the Cross.  This involves the confirmation class narrating the stations of the cross along with reflections on the lives of people of faith who have served humanity in some great way.  The people included were: St. Padre…

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