09/23/2022 – St. Padre Pio

Today is the feast of St Padre Pio.

“Padre Pio was always seen fingering his Rosary beads and was known to be a great lover of the Rosary.

Here are just a few of the many things St Pio said of the rosary.

”Satan wants to destroy this prayer, but in this he will never succeed. The Rosary is the prayer of those who triumph over everything and everyone. It was Our Lady who taught us this prayer, just as it was Jesus who taught us the Our Father.”

“In times of darkness, holding the Rosary is like holding your Blessed Mother’s hand. Pray the Rosary every day. Abandon yourself in the hands of Mary. She will take care of you.”

“The attention must be on the “Hail Mary” and to the greetings which you give to the Virgin and on the mysteries which you contemplate. She is present in all the mysteries and she participated in everything with love and pain.”

“Love our Lady and make her loved; always recite the Rosary and recite it as often as possible.”

(Kathleen Hattrup)