What Are Some Common Padre Pio Devotions?


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The devotion most commonly associated with Padre Pio is the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which he prayed daily. He was also known to recite the daily Rosary; this involves traditional Catholic prayers such as the Our Father; Glory Be; Hail, Mary; and Hail, Holy Queen.

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As an ordained priest, Padre Pio prayed the Divine Office and said Mass regularly. Some lesser known prayers that Padre Pio is said to have recited regularly are the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the first Saturday of every month and the Visit to the Most Blessed Sacrament, written by St. Alphonsus Liguori.

During his life, Padre Pio authored several prayers and devotions. Common themes in his prayers were hope, love and pleas for faith, strength and virtue. Several of these prayers are distributed online and in print.

Padre Pio is famous for many supernatural phenomena, including bi-location, mind-reading, stigmata and other wounds of allegedly supernatural origin. His sensational reputation continues to make Padre Pio the subject of both controversy and religious fervor. Since his death in 1968 and canonization by Pope John Paul II in 2002, devotees have written many prayers for the spiritual intercession of Padre Pio.

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