"എന്റെ പിതാവേ, എന്നു നീ എന്നെ വിളിക്കുമെന്നും എന്റെ മാര്ഗം നീ ഉപേക്ഷിക്കുകയില്ലെന്നും ഞാന് പ്രതീക്ഷിച്ചു"
Fr. Alex Vachaparambil OFM Cap
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On Sept. 23, the Catholic Church remembers the Italian Franciscan priest St. Pio of Petrelcina, better known as “Padre Pio” and known for his suffering, humility and miracles.
The man later known by these names was originally named Francesco Forgione, born to his parents Grazio and Maria in 1887. His parents had seven children, two of whom died in infancy. They taught the five surviving children to live their faith through daily Mass, family prayer of the rosary, and regular acts of penance.
Francesco had already decided at a young age to dedicate his entire life to God. At age 10, he felt inspired by the example of a young Capuchin Franciscan, and told his parents: “I want to be a friar – with a beard.” Francesco’s father spent time in America, working to finance his son’s education so he could enter the religious life.
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