Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Padre Pio's feast day

Father Stefano Manelli, FI
“It has also been written that ‘Padre Pio penetrated [the mystery of] Mary’s sorrows and participated therein, copied them and relived them; just as his soul was made a participant in the sufferings of the Passion, so too did he have the gift of participation in the sorrows of Mary.’ It could not be otherwise, since there is an intimate and ineffable unity between the sufferings of Jesus and the sufferings of Mary, not only on the level of the flesh, but even more so on the level of the heart and of love…”
Mary at the Foot of the Cross, V (Academy of the Immaculate: 2005), 496.
from the daily email meditations of Mary Vitamin

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