The National Centre for Padre Pio
Note: This prayer was recited by Pope John Paul II, on the occasion of the canonization of Padre Pio, 06-16-02.
Teach us, too, We pray you
Humility so that we may
Be among the humble to whom the Father
In the Gospel promised
To reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom.
Teach us the look of faith that will help us recognize
The face of Jesus Himself in the poor and suffering.
Support us in our hours of trouble
And trial and, should we fall,
Let us feel the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness.
Teach us tender devotion
Towards Maria, mother of Christ and our Mother.
Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage
Towards the blessed Homeland,
Where we, too, hope to arrive
To contemplate eternally
The Glory of the Father,
The Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
National Centre for Padre Pio
111 Barto Road
Barto, PA 19504 USA