Poor Pio

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Born in poverty-stricken southern Italy in 1887, Francesco Forgione manifested spiritual gifts from God as early as age five when he began to have visions of his guardian angel, Mary, and Jesus. After Francesco's ordination in 1910, he was known as Padre Pio, and his holiness impressed his fellow friars and drew thousands of "spiritual children" to him. The Padre counseled, encouraged, and often healed the millions of pilgrims from all over the world who climbed the mountain to reach the friary of Our Lady of ...
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Born in poverty-stricken southern Italy in 1887, Francesco Forgione manifested spiritual gifts from God as early as age five when he began to have visions of his guardian angel, Mary, and Jesus. After Francesco's ordination in 1910, he was known as Padre Pio, and his holiness impressed his fellow friars and drew thousands of "spiritual children" to him. The Padre counseled, encouraged, and often healed the millions of pilgrims from all over the world who climbed the mountain to reach the friary of Our Lady of Grace where St. Pio ministered to all who came to him. Though Padre Pio received many spiritual gifts from God-including bilocation (the ability to be in more than one place at a time), prophecy, stigmata (the five bleeding wounds of Christ Crucified), aroma of paradise, healing, counseling, reading of souls, levitation, and conversion-what impressed people the most about him was the love, humility, and holiness that characterized his entire eighty-one years. But throughout his priesthood, Padre Pio-our "Poor Pio"-desired only one thing: to be known as "the friar who prays."
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  • ISBN-13: 9780759902411
  • Publisher: Mundania Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.11 (d)

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1. Pio's Early Years

Little Francesco--who would later become poor big Pio. Sometimes his papa and mama did not have enough money to buy him shoes. But, that did not bother Francesco. He liked to wear his older brother's hand-me-downs with their patches and scars.

More than 100 years ago, Francesco lived in a village in the hills of Italy. A narrow street of stone wiggled its way to his stone house. There, Mama cared for her five children and cooked flat bread over an open fireplace. Papa worked hard to grow food for them on his tiny plot of rocky soil.

Francesco learned his prayers, just like you. His favorite one asked his guardian angel to watch over him. When coughs and fevers forced Francesco to stay in the house he knew his angel would keep him company.

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