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  • Writer's pictureAnna Maria De Guid

Feast of Padre Pio

On his feast day today, let me share a friend's story on Padre Pio.

My friend's father was going to have surgery for severe gastrointestinal bleeding in Manila. She was praying with her son to Padre Pio at her Los Angeles home. "Padre Pio, please visit my father as you visited the sick when you were alive and heal him."

While praying, the phone rang. It was her sister in Manila. "Where are you?" she asked.

My friend answered, "I'm still here in Los Angeles."

Her sister replied, "We can hear your prayers to Padre Pio for our father here in the ICU!" The following day, the doctors told their family that the procedure is canceled as there was no more bleeding.

My friend was filled with thanksgiving for the blessing from Padre Pio.


My name's Anna Maria! I publish a new blog post every Monday and Friday, two of my favorite days!If you want to learn more about my journey, my book "Touched by Grace: The Journey" will be released late summer through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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