One awesome I’m doing at Radiance and Grace Magazine is profiling saints with a Marian devotion to inspire people to consider Marian Consecration.
Today is Padre Pio’s feast day so check out what I have to say about him!
Ever since I stopped being a college student, there have been three very significant days on my calendar for September: one is the feast day of Mary’s birth on September 8th. The second is my mom’s birthday on September 22nd. And third is the feast day of St. Padre Pio on September 23rd. My mom has a Rosary with a picture of Padre Pio on the medal and often prays to him. She also has a great Marian devotion as well, which is typical of Filipino culture. Filipino culture is also deeply steeped in devotion to St. Padre Pio. There’s even a center and a chapel devoted to him in Quezon City, Manila, my mother’s hometown. But before I go into the devotion, I want to look more into the man himself.