Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Padre Pio All Day Tuesday

Many of us who spend oodles of time working at computers welcome the switch to a print breviary for prayer time. It feels so good to detach oneself from screens and feel paper, rather than letter keys beneath one's fingers for a few minutes. Some people insist  that they can pray with more focus when they use a book rather than a tablet or phone for prayer.

Be that as it may, there are always those days when one says "Thanks be to God and to  Catholic web developers" and today is one of these. Unless you have the African breviary from Pauline editions in Kenya, you'd be missing out on the propers for St. Pio of Pietrelcina. Good old ibreviary.com has everything you need, including the saint's incredible description (in the Office of Readings) of receiving the stigmata for the first time in 1918.

DivineOffice.org doesn't seem to have this reading but it does have the rest. Same thing with Universalis.


photo credit: CatholicNewsAgency.com

2 comments:

  1. The Wikipedia article on Padre Pio contains his account of receiving the stigmata. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pio_of_Pietrelcina

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  2. Daria, Therese Neumann was another stigmatic living in the first half of the 20th century. The cause for her beatification was opened in 2005. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therese_Neumann

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