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Pio’s Nine-day Novena
Introductory Prayer to Recite Each Day (to be recited at the beginning of each daily prayer) Come to me as Father and friend, Jesus, and do not leave me alone. Lord, abide with me! I am just a pilgrim wandering in a world enveloped by darkness; bestow on me your light and your grace. Lord, abide with me! In this precious moment, embrace me; let this union between us last forever. Lord, abide with me! Accompany me along life’s journey; I need your presence. Without you I become faint and fall. Lord, abide with me! Evening is coming and I am racing like a river towards the deep sea of death. Lord, abide with me! Be my strength in sorrow and in happiness, while I live and until I die within your embrace. Lord, abide with me!

First Day
O glorious and holy Padre Pio, we are at your feet, turn your gaze to us. We are devoted to you; we admire your life and follow your teachings, and have experienced the power of your intercession. While you lived in this world, multitudes of people arrived every day in San Giovanni Rotondo to recognize and behold your credence, to receive pardon through your word, to hear your teachings and to invoke your intercession. With this same love and conscious of the glorious power of your prayers before God, we are prostrate at your feet. Pray for us. We entrust ourselves to you, certain that you will obtain for us from God the graces of which we are in need. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen. Intentions: *That the Lord grants to the world and to the Church responsible, faithful leadership. Let us pray. *That every family be healthy in body and spirit. Let us pray.

*So that the children grow to love and respect their parents. return to the work as always. and were able to hide your suffering with the rose of serene acceptance. school and church. wisdom and goodness. as the earth accepts rain from the heavens that penetrates to its depths. for the family that prays together remains united.” recognized the courage of this gesture. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. How much is asked. neither to love suffering but rather to accept that it therefore humbles one. with your Brothers. Never did you desire that your suffering become visible exteriorly and you preferred to suffer in silence.Second Day O glorious Padre Pio. It was a communal life that demanded a strong spiritual enrichment…” No one mislead you. Let us pray. as you yourself said: “I was only 16 years old but I knew what I must become to take on the life of a Religious… I had to dedicate myself in order to know even better the call of my voluntary commitment and to become competent in philosophy and theology. “My father went far away from his wife and children in order to provide all of us with something to eat. Remember me in your prayers and never forget that. Amen. We have your testimony that you left us to serve as a lesson: “From early childhood we worked with commitment… We worked for our daily bread… Our affection devolved on our parents… With them we struggled in the great battle of life…” May the Lord grant to us sons and daughters: dedication to good works. In this way you coped. With your impoverished family you began to grow in age. you flourished in a profoundly religious family. we see that they do not even consider the possibility of a consecrated life. Francis. who said. Padre Pio. Intentions: *So that we be a family. One day your father called you close to himself and asked a momentous question: “My son. and a close relationship with our families. *So that we know to remain near our poor and needy brothers. you have learned well that to accept suffering does not mean neither to be sorry. your life was simple and far from easy. you are a son of God and St. when you left for the friary. Let us pray. Let us pray. they want to become members of the armed forces. above all. Let us pray. doctors. for the children. Third Day O holy Padre Pio. left for Argentina and you. Let us pray. from infancy you offered yourself to God as an instrument of reparation. in the friary you began a new life. Your father. devoutness. Fourth Day O holy Padre Pio. You were tried by suffering and temptations and the pain rendered your heart like a pruned grapevine. Amen. Why? Still the greatest honor for a family is to have a son that God has chosen to be a Religious or a priest. *So that the family loves and honors God. . *So that our lives are an expression of Evangelical service in words and deed. Let us pray. and life as a Religious in not in their plans. said: “Knowingly you have come along to the door of your new house… Now. the results of which you already knew. To be seen wounded was not important because you knew that it was God who wounded you. This we ask through Christ our Lord. Your mother undertook the task of providing for the family by working in the fields so that nothing would be lacking. When asked what they want to be when grown up. Intentions: *So that all the services that we lend are expressions of faith in the Gospel. fashion designers or teachers. You mother. but you do not Fifth Day O holy Padre Pio. dreaming of a better tomorrow. We ask you to safeguard the Church so that numerous vocations are born and that there will be many holy Religious. would it not appeal to you a become a friar or a priest?” From reading interviews of children on the subject of their future.

that we may live our faith as you lived yours. a man of great faith. living communion with Him. Let us pray. on your body. We ask in the name of Christ our Lord. Of your interior struggles you said: “Who will be able to discover the interior martyrdom that I suffer? A single memory of those inner battles makes my blood run cold in my veins. and you offered yourself for the Church and you asked God that He discharge on you His punishments for these evils as necessary propitiation: you wanted to bear the punishment for the sins of others. Instill in the Church a generous spirit capable of leaving all to follow Christ. Intentions: *So that our sufferings become the portal to a union with Christ. a man become prayer. *So that. wrench my bones and contort my entrails…” One day. contemplating your passing hours and hours on end in the choir loft. I heard the voice that called me to obey you. with all proclaiming that you lived the Passion of Christ and that you were immolated with Him. Let us pray. and in the Confessional a judge. Sixth Day O holy Padre Pio. Who are you to those who come to you. Let us pray. Teach us to have an authentic Christian attitude toward suffering so that its purifying and evangelistic action can be completed in us. on the Altar a victim. saw you transfigured by love and suffering. but your enemies tyrannize me. God accepted your aspiration. you were asked one day. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. with the testimony of our fraternal life. Let us pray. Let us pray.merit grief for your own loved ones. Amen.” Your Mass was something magnificent! The people crowded close around the Alter. appeared a stigmata. Let us pray. O God. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. Intentions: *So that all priests are felt to be witnesses of the faith as a resource to the people. . before the crucified Lord and at the feet of Our Lady of Grace. Let us pray. we live in constant communion with God. from childhood you offered yourself as a victim for others. *So that God will teach us how to accept and offer our sufferings to Him. heard confessions from morning to evening. a man of suffering. man of faith and prayer. intercede for us before God. Intentions: *So that the Holy Mass and the Eucharist be the source and the summit of our faith. Intentions: *So that we understand suffering in a Christian context. Let us pray. the multitudes of yesterday and today have come and continue to come to you: Why? They see a man of God. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. *So that we know to value our suffering as an instrument of purification and evangelization. *So that we accept in the spirit of faith our illnesses and those of our brothers. Seventh Day O holy Padre Pio. Let us pray. *So that we accept unsparingly the adversities that are placed before us as a test of our faith. Amen. Let us pray. Amen. and believed! The intensity of the ardor. for those that you knew and for those that you didn’t know for the just and the unjust. You desired to be a victim for all. Let us pray. and was a man of God. was marvelous. For the time of your discharge from military service you had become aware of much evil in the world. you became “another Christ” suffering. that Mass may become the source and the summit of our ardor and that our life passes into a constant. *So that we profit those present every moment. Let us pray. Amen. if that does not give you joy to have found the true way of life…” Thus began your life as a Religious. one crucified without a cross… and they remain mute. and you replied: “Among you I am a human being. following your example. *So that all priests remain in communion with the Pope and the Bishops. and at San Giovanni Rotondo.” Most dear Padre Pio. Pope Paul VI recognized you with these words: “Look at the renown and the world wide following he has brought together around himself! Why? Because he celebrated Mass with humility. Grant to us from God the ability to accept sufferings and to make them an offering of love. *So that God will help us comprehend the efficacious power of accepting our crosses.

in this proud age so preoccupied in possessing more and more. *So that we pass on to future generations our way of life loving God and the Church. Intentions: *So that we be good witnesses of the faith for the world. every year. Let us pray. You offered yourself to God so that others may have life everlasting. Dear Padre Pio. Amen. Let us pray. *So that we know how to awaken hope in the sick and that our hearts are always full of good will towards those who are suffering.Eighth Day O holy Padre Pio. Let us pray. Your whole life was on of total dedication to God and your fellow man and. like Christ. always doing good. millions of people visit your tomb seeing grace or giving thanks for miracles obtained through your intercession. for your blessing. marked by the preternatural. for Christians suffering is a necessary test of faith. Pray for us. Let us pray. The crowds rushed to you. was humanly inexplicable. Let us pray. your existence. *So that we manifest our love of God with works of charity towards our fellow men. with great trust we turn to you to beg your intercession and to seek refuge. to your devotional practices… and returned home comforted and content. Let us pray. Thus the great work to alleviate suffering was brought into being – The Home for the Relief of Suffering – your hospital! We want to learn from you this sensibility. Never must we pass indifferently by our suffering brothers. obtain from God the graces we need. .” Your love of God and humanity moved you to suffer with those who are suffering. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. we serve as witnesses to a higher value. God chose you to be a victim and you became a sacrificial lamb as an offering for love. Today you continue to be our defender before the throne of God and. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. to your Mass. as was Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. Concern for the well being of others is a hallmark of Christian life. Intentions: *So that the elderly and the sick receive from us the affection that they deserve. to your Confessional. You bear your love to bring among men the presence of God. It was impossible to eliminate suffering but you saw that you could bring relief and felt obligated to do something. and thus profess your devotion to Him: “We must love others because they are visible images of God and to love them as God loves them… If God has willingly overwhelmed us with gifts. we cannot lock them up in a trunk without forsaking the good fruits that they must produce. crucified without the cross. *So that. Ninth Day O holy Padre Pio. Amen.

My God and Father. Saint Pio. today. And like our Lord Jesus. If I am unconscious at the final moment of my life. Capuchin priest. In your loving kindness. Eternal Father. totally lucid and completely free.St. which I ardently desire. mind and soul. and peace for body.Amen. I now add my prayer to the many prayers offered to you every day by those who seek your help to obtain healings and consolations. Pio of Pietrelcina. accept this prayer I am making to You now for the day when You will call me back to You. Prayer to St. + Archbishop Vicenzo D’Addario Archbishop of Manfredonia-Vieste . please bless my loved ones and me. grant me through his intercession the grace of… (Mention your intentions). Pio of Pietrelcina Most blessed and beloved Saint Pio. “Into Your hands. Pio’s Prayer of Today for Tomorrow Eternal Father. I offer You my life with all its mystery and suffering. Because of your great friendship with the Lord. the great privilege of participating in a unique way in the passion of Your Son. if anguish and doubt assail me. I want my last heartbeat to be an act of perfect love. as an act of faith in Your mercy. I commend my spirit. and above all grant me the grace of living in conformity with the death of Jesus. as an act of infinite gratitude. I offer You my life as an ultimate act of love. to arrive at the glory of the resurrection. Prayer to Obtain Graces O God. while I am fully conscious. He responds to your requests and blesses those who you bless. telling You with Jesus.” Amen. Manfredonia. please continue to pray with us and for us. you demonstrated your great love by sharing the many gifts bestowed upon you – especially the gift of intercession. Glory be to the Father… (three times) Nulla osta. if medication prevents me from thinking of You. Indeed. You gave St. earthly and spiritual blessings. and intercede for these special requests… (Mention your intentions) In your great love. you were chosen to glorify the crucified Jesus Christ through the visible wounds of the Cross that you bore for 50 years. 26 February 2002.

5:30 pmHoly Mass followed by the veneration of the St. Pio of Pietrelcina. Rodriguez. Thursday & Friday 5:00 pmRosary and St. Pio Novena 5:30 pmSpecial Mass for the St. Metro Manila 1110 Philippines 5:00 pmRosary and St. Pio Chapel is open daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm . Jr. Quezon City. Inc. Pio prayer group of San Roque Parish of Bagumbayan QC. Bagumbayan. Pio relic Every 23rd of the month 5:00pmRosary and St. Pio Relic Habit and prayer meeting Saturday (Anticipated Sunday Mass) * The St. Pio. 188 E. Pio Novena 5:30 pmHoly Mass followed by the veneration of the St. Pio of Pietrelcina Chapel (of the Philippine Centre for St.) RER Compound.St. Pio relic 12:15 pmHoly Mass followed by the veneration of the St. Tuesday. Pio Novena 5:30 pmHoly Mass followed by the veneration of the St. Pio relic Wednesday 4:45 pmRosary and Novenas to Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Pio relic Sunday 10:00 amHoly Mass Monday. Avenue (C-5). veneration of the St. Pio relic 5:00 pm HolyMass 7:00 pmMass followed by the veneration of the St.