49 Famous Padre Pio Quotes

49 Famous Padre Pio Quotes

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Padre Pio, also known as Pio of Pietrelcina, was a mystic and priest from Italy. He became most famous for bearing the stigmata his whole life. He is now considered a saint in the Catholic Church. He died on September 23, 1968 at the age of 81.

“As gifts increase in you, let your humility grow, for you must consider that everything is given to you on loan.”

“At Jesus’ school I have learned that silence and hope are the fortress of the soul.”

“Bless Him in all that He makes you suffer on this earth and rejoice in it, for each victory gained has a corresponding crown in paradise.”

“Do you not see the Madonna always beside the tabernacle?”

“Don’t consider me too demanding if I ask you once again to set great store by holy books and read them as much as you can. This spiritual reading is as necessary to you as the air you

“God commands us to love Him, not as much as He deserves, because He knows our capabilities and therefore He does not ask us to do what we cannot do. But He asks us to love Him according to
our strength, with all our soul, all our mind, and all our heart.”

“Humility and purity are the wings which carry us to God and make us almost divine.”

“I beg You, O my God, to be my life, my ship, my haven. You have made me ascend the cross of Your Son and I struggle to accept it as best I can. I am sure that I shall never come down from

“I feel a great desire to abandon myself with greater trust to the Divine Mercy and to place my hope in God alone.”

“I remind you that I belong with great ardor to everyone and for this reason I am suffering immensely for all.”

“Imagine Jesus crucified in your arms and on your chest, and say a hundred times as you kiss His chest, “This is my hope, the living source of my happiness; this is the heart of my soul;
nothing will ever separate me from His love.”

“In all the events of life, you must recognize the Divine will. Adore and bless it, especially in the things which are the hardest for you.”

“In darkness, at times of tribulation and distress of the spirit, Jesus is with you. In such a state you see nothing but darkness, but I can assure you on God’s behalf that the light of the
“Lord is all around you and pervades your spirit. . .You see yourself forsaken and I assure you that Jesus is holding you tighter than ever to His divine Heart.”

“In the spiritual life, you must take one step forward each day in a vertical line, from the bottom up.”

“It is now God Himself who acts and operates directly in the depths of my soul, without the ministry of the senses, either interior or exterior. . .All I can say of this present state is

“Jesus himself wants my sufferings; He needs them for souls.”

“Jesus wants to make us holy at all costs. . .He offers you continual proof of this.”

“Jesus, our dear Mother, my little angel, St. Joseph, and our father, St. Francis, are almost always with me.”

“Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter. ”

“Let us always keep before our eyes the fact that here on earth we are on a battlefield and that in paradise we shall receive the crown of victory; that this is a testing-ground and the
prize will be awarded up above; that we are now in a land of exile while our true homeland is Heaven to which we must continually aspire.”

“Let us keep before our minds that which makes up real holiness. Holiness means getting above ourselves; it means perfect mastery of all our passions. It means having real and continual
contempt for ourselves and for the things of the world to the point of preferring poverty rather than wealth, humiliation rather than glory, suffering rather than pleasure. Holiness means
loving our neighbor as ourself for love of God. In this connection holiness means loving those who curse us, who hate and persecute us and even doing good to them. Holiness means living
humbly, being disinterested, prudent, just, patient, kind, chaste, meek, diligent, carrying out one’s duties for no other reason than that of pleasing God and receiving from Him alone the
reward one deserves.”

“Let us remember that the Heart of Jesus has called us not only for our own sanctification, but also for that of other souls. He wants to be helped in the salvation of souls.”

“Live in such a way that your Heavenly Father may be proud of you, as he is proud of so many other chosen souls.”

“Lord God of my heart, You alone know and see all my troubles. You alone are aware that all my distress springs from my fear of losing You, of offending You, from my fear of not loving You
as much as I should love and desire to love You. If You, to whom everything is present and who alone can see the future, know that it is for Your greater glory and for my salvation that I
should remain in this state, then let it be so. I don’t want to escape from it. Give me the strength to fight and to obtain the prize given to strong souls.”

“May Jesus be always with you and may He be pleased to make all redeemed souls worthy to be received one day into the kingdom of glory. May He include us in the great number of those who
have known how to make continual progress at the school of His love.”

“May the Child Jesus be the star that guides you through the desert of your present life.”

“My daughters, in Latin, abjection is called humility, and humility – abjection. . .Nevertheless there is some difference between the virtue of humility and that of abjection, because
humility is the recognition of one’s abjection. Now the highest degree of humility is not only to recognize one’s abjection, but to love it. This is what I have urged you to do.”

“My past, O Lord, to Your mercy; my present, to Your love; my future to Your providence.”

“One day when we are able to see the full midday light, we will know what value and what treasures our earthly sufferings have been that have made us gain our everlasting Homeland.”

“Our Lord sends the crosses; we do not have to invent them.”

“Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”

“Prayer is the best weapon we possess. It is the key that opens the heart of God.”

“Recommend me to the Lord and to the Virgin Mother because I am in extreme need of their help.”

“Remember that God is within us when we are in a state of grace and outside of us when we are in a state of sin; but His angel never abandons us. . . He is our most sincere and faithful
friend even when we sadden him with our bad behavior.”

“Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother.”

“Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is I want it to be a place of consolation for You. . .”

“The earth could exist more easily without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”

“The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.”

“The longer the trial to which God subjects you, the greater the goodness in comforting you during the time of the trial and in the exaltation after the combat.”

“The Lord is a Father, the most tender and best of fathers. He cannot fail to be moved when His children appeal to Him.”

“The more you are afflicted, the more you ought to rejoice, because in the fire of tribulation the soul will become pure gold, worthy to be placed and to shine in the heavenly palace.”

“The most beautiful act of faith is the one made in darkness, in sacrifice, and with extreme effort.”

“The Mother of Sorrows is my confidante, my teacher, my counselor, and my powerful advocate.”

“The pain caused by this wound which He inflicts on me and the sweetness which accompanies it are so intense that I cannot even begin to describe it. However. . . this pain and this
sweetness are completely spiritual, although it is also true that they are shared by the body to a high degree.”

“We are the administrators of our money. We will have to give God an account of the use we make of it up to the last cent.”

“We must hide our tears from the One who sends them, from the One who has shed tears Himself and continues to shed them every day because of mans’ ingratitude.”

“We must keep the eye of faith fixed on Jesus Christ who climbs the hill of Calvary loaded with his Cross, and as he toils painfully up the steep slope of Golgotha we should see him followed
by an immense throng of souls carrying their own crosses and treading the same path. Oh, what a beautiful sight this is. Let us fix our mental gaze firmly on it. We see close behind Jesus
our most holy Mother, who follows him perfectly, loaded with her own cross. Then comes the Apostles, Martyrs, Doctors, Virgins and Confessors. . .Jesus himself, despite all our unworthiness,
has associated us with this beautiful company. We must make every effort to merge ourselves increasingly in these ranks and hasten with them along the road to Calvary. We should look to the
end of the journey and not separate ourselves from this fine company; we must refuse to follow any other way than the one they tread.”

“You must concentrate on pleasing God alone, and if He is pleased, you must be pleased.”

“You must not be discouraged or let yourself become dejected if your actions have not succeeded as perfectly as you intended. What do you expect? We are made of clay and not every soil
yields the fruits expected by the one who tills it. But let us always humble ourselves and acknowledge that we are nothing if we lack the Divine assistance.”