I have made a pact with the Lord: when my soul has been purified in the flames of purgatory and deemed worthy to be admitted to the presence of God, I will take my place at the gate to paradise, but I shall not enter until I have seen the last of my spiritual children enter.”
(St. Pio, from a letter to spiritual daughter Antonietta Pompilio)
“I tell Mary: Here are the children of Thy Son.”
“Woe to those who lay a hand on my spiritual children.”
“To my Spiritual Children: my prayers for you will never be lacking”
“If one of my spiritual children ever goes astray, I shall leave my flock and seek him out.”
“When the Lord entrusts me with a soul, I place it over my shoulders and never let it go”.
Each one can say “The Padre is all mine”
Prayer to Become a Spiritual Child of St. Padre Pio
O Saint Padre Pio,
holy bearer of the Wounds of Christ,
accept us this day as your spiritual
sons and daughters and keep us
always on the narrow path
by Thy intercession.
And do thou, O our Spiritual Father,
stay there at the Gates of Heaven until
all of Thy spiritual children have entered
through, even and including us.
Through Christ our Lord,
Intercessor Prayer to Saint Pio
O God, Thou didst give Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, Capuchin priest, the great privilege of participating in a unique way in the Passion of Thy Son, grant me through his intercession the grace of [name your request] which I ardently desire; and above all grant me the grace of living in conformity with the death of Jesus, to arrive at the glory of the resurrection.
Glory be to the Father . . . [three times].
Prayer to Saint Pio for Healing
Beloved Padre Pio,
Today I come to add my prayer to the thousands of prayers offered to thee every day by those who love and venerate thee. They ask for cures and healings, earthly and spiritual blessings, and peace for body and mind. And because of thy friendship with the Lord, He heals those thou doth ask to be healed, and forgives those thou forgiveth.
Through thy visible wounds of the Cross, which thou didst bear for fifty years, thou wert chosen in our time to glorify the crucified Jesus. Because the Cross has been replaced by other symbols, please help us to bring it back in our midst, for we acknowledge it is the only true sign of salvation. As we lovingly recall the wounds that pierced thy hands, feet and side, we not only remember the blood thou didst shed in pain, but thy smile, and the invisible halo of sweet-smelling flowers that surrounded thee, the perfume of sanctity.
In thy kindness, please help me with my own special request:
[mention here your petition, making the Sign of the Cross]
Bless me and my loved ones. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.