Letter to Padre Pio at the Tomb
They love him because he shared their suffering. They love him because he showed them a living, breathing image of the suffering Christ in his wounded hands.
The world does not know this love and remains concerned only with details about souvenirs or how things appear or how many people come or what things will cost. Those who know and love Saint Padre Pio do not need words to tell them of his importance because they speak the more eloquent language of the heart, the language of the Crucified.
Today at San Giovanni Rotondo I wrote a note to Padre Pio and deposited it at the shrine near his remains. I asked him to intercede for the intentions and needs of the faithful people of the Church of Saint Philip the Apostle at Camp Springs, Maryland. I prayed the rosary and the divine office of Matins and Lauds in the presence of his remains for you and your families.
If you are sad
If you have sinned
If you are worried
If you are in danger
If you are discouraged
If you are beaten down
If you are unreliable
If you are unfaithful
If others come to you less
If God seems far away
If prayer weighs you down
If you feel you are alone and are fearful
If you have need of courage
If the world seems greater than God
If you are bitter and want to criticize
If love seems an illusion
If we can be of good for you
If you sense a great invitation
-Invitation to seek help from the intercession of Padre Pio through the prayers of the Frati Cappucini, the Friars Minor Capuchins, through the recitation of the holy rosary