Today is the feast of St. Padre Pio but since it falls on a Sunday - it will not be observed. Nonetheless, we will look to him for prayers and guidance during these times of great trial in the Church. He was first and foremost a victim soul who suffered for the Church and shared in the sufferings of Christ. We look to him for encouragement in our call to make and offer reparation for our sins and the sins of the world. I have used the letter posted below once before but we will look at it again because it shows the seriousness of the crimes committed in the Church. This proves that they are not new but I believe today that they are more prominent because of the lack of grace that exists in the Church today. We have fewer priests, fewer nuns and fewer holy Catholic families. The world has grown cold. Not to mention the 50 year old banal New Mass that has been celebrated everywhere instead of the Latin Mass.
Here is the letter of St. Padre Pio for all to read and meditate upon. May we too be called to make reparation - reparation - reparation! God bless and may Our Blessed Mother help us to be great saints by giving us a share in the sufferings of Christ.
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 5 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!