ACT OF CONTRITION O, My God, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all because they offended you, my God, who are all- good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.
OPENING PRAYER TO PADRE PIO Dear Padre Pio, for 50 years your body bore the wounds of Christ and you suffered willingly as a victim for others. You never took off the crown of thorns yet always had time to talk, to listen and to pray. Intercede for me now, for you once said “As the pearls are held together by a thread, thus virtues are held together by charity; as the pearls fall when the thread breaks, thus virtues are lost if charity diminishes.” Amen.
THE 9-DAY NOVENATO PADRE PIOPrayer for the intercession of St. Pio
“It is your advantage to commit yourselfto the sufferings that Jesus will send you.Jesus cannot tolerate seeing you afflictedand he will come to you and comfort you, blessing you with many graces for your soul.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“Have courage and do not fear the assaults of the devil. Remember this forever: it is a healthy sign if the devilshouts and roars around your conscience,since this shows that he is not inside your will.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“Mary has to be the star that iluminates your path and she will show you thesecure way to go to the Heavenly Father.She will be an anchor to which you must cling in the hour of temptation.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“Invoke your Guardian Angel, who will enlighten you and guide you. God has given him to you for your protection; therefore, you should use him accordingly.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“If I knew that a person was afflicted inhis mind, body or soul, I would beg God to set him free of his affliction. I wouldgladly accept the transfer of his affliction to myself, so that he may be saved, and I would ask that he benefit from the fruits of these sufferings… If the Lord would allow me to do it.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“If the people of the world could only seethe beauty of their souls when they are inthe grace of God, all sinners and believers would be instantly converted.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“It would be most fulfilling, if God would grant me just one wish (if it were possible); that He would say, ‘Enter Heaven!’ This is my one true wish: thatGod would take me to Heaven at the sametime that the last of my children and the last of the people who submitted to my priestly care have entered.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
“You must always keep yourself on the straight and narrow path in the HolyCatholic Church because She is the only Bride of Christ and who can bring youpeace. She alone possesses Jesus, in the Blessed Sacrament, who is the true Prince of Peace.” -Padre Pio Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
EFFICACIOUS NOVENA TO THESACRED HEART OF JESUSThis novena prayer was recited everyday byPadre Pio for all those who asked his prayers.
Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying,it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces!