Do you a personal devotion to St. Padre Pio? Has he brought about a miracle in your life?
In this podcast episode of “Trending,” Timmerie interviews Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, as he shares his personal connection to Saint Padre Pio.
His family had a miraculous encounter with this powerful saint when his mother was suffering from cancerous growths on her vocal cords. They requested a visit with Padre Pio, who prayed for her healing after receiving a photo of her four children. The growths disappeared, and his mother remained healthy up to her old age.
Archbishop reflects on his own devotion to St. Padre Pio, which developed during his time in Rome, and how the saint’s holiness united the Italian people.
They also discuss the extraordinary signs of holiness exhibited by Padre Pio, such as bilocation, levitation, stigmata, and his ability to read souls. Archbishop Cordileone ponders how St. Padre Pio’s life serves as an inspiration, demonstrating unwavering faith and patience despite facing scrutiny and challenges within the Church.
They also delve into how his canonization in the 21st century relates to current challenges facing the Church and society, emphasizing the importance of following the path of humility, prayer, and fidelity.