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No doubt about it, Aleteia readers love the saints — who doesn’t, right? Each and every one of them has made the world a better place, and not content with that, they are still busy interceding for us.
But from among all the saints, our readers really love learning about and praying with Padre Pio. This Capuchin friar who died in 1968 (on September 23) is known as a prayer warrior par excellence, as well as a devil-fighter, guardian angel-lover, and endless dispenser of wisdom.
Here are five of the articles you’ve loved best. There are plenty more than these here. And don’t worry, we’ll keep more coming!
1When we're feeling blue ...
When we’re depressed or feeling blue, this prayer from Padre Pio is a way to reach out
2When we badly want God's help ...
Padre Pio says God is “obliged” to answer this type of prayer
3When someone we love needs help
Padre Pio’s favorite prayer of petition
This is how Padre Pio died, according to nurse who was with him
Padre Pio bore the stigmata, but one secret wound was more painful than the others
Bonus: Check out these pics!
Rarely seen photos of Padre Pio, a humble mystic who bore the wounds of Christ