"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Padre Pio




On swearing and bad language.

A man was born in the region of Italy called Marche. He and a friend left their town in a truck, with some furniture they had to transport nearby to St. Giovanni Rotondo. While they were taking the last slope, before reaching their destination, the truck broke-down and it stopped. They tried to start the engine again but without success.

At that point the driver lost his calm and full of anger he cursed. The day after the two men went to St. Giovanni Rotondo where one of the men had a sister. With the help of his sister they succeeded in going to Padre Pio to confession.

The first man entered the confessional but Padre Pio sent him away. Then it was the turn of the driver. He started saying something to Padre Pio: "I have been angry". But Padre Pio shouted: "Wretch! You have cursed our Mother! What did she do to you, Our Lady?" Then he sent him away as well. - Source

3 comments:

  1. Forgive me but this made me think of the Seinfeld episode about the soup but instead Padre Pio says "no absolution for you!"

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    1. Haha! I like that. I was looking fo a 'mean' photo of Padre when I came across this.

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  2. I hope St. Padre Pio is still alive today and castigate Rodrigo Duterte, the President of the Philippines who curses everyone from the Pope, Obama, Ban Ki Mon and EU.

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