Prayer from Pope Saint John Paul II
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Prayer from Pope Saint John Paul II

This prayer was recited by Pope Saint John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Padre Pio, on June 16, 2002.

Teach us, too, we pray,
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.

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EVent Cancellations

We regret to inform you of the following Event Cancellations at the National Centre for Padre Pio:

The celebration Mass of the Feast and procession of the Madonna Santissima del Soccorso di Castelfranci, scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 2nd, is canceled. The Society formed in honor of La Madonna has decided to cancel their annual visit due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. They plan to return next year.

Our Exposition of Relics of Saints and Martyrs, scheduled to take place from August 16th to August 23rd, 2020, is also canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Under the current guidelines of the Diocese of Allentown, public relic veneration is prohibited at this time. We will make a decision about November’s  scheduled Exposition as the time draws nearer.

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