The Memorial of St. Padre Pio – a reflection from Msgr. Esseff

Msgr. Esseff reflects on the life and teachings of St. Padre Pio.  He shares personal stories from his relationship with St. St.-Pio-10Pio.

Gospel      LK 8:16-18

Jesus said to the crowd:
“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel
or sets it under a bed;
rather, he places it on a lampstand
so that those who enter may see the light.
For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible,
and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.
Take care, then, how you hear.
To anyone who has, more will be given,
and from the one who has not,
even what he seems to have will be taken away.”

1 thought on “The Memorial of St. Padre Pio – a reflection from Msgr. Esseff

  1. Msgr. Esseff, Thank you so very much for your inspiring words today. Your discussion about Padre Pio not being believed and even friends of his sort of “thinning out” as they shied away from this man who had been wrongly given a bad reputation, really resonated with me and rekindled my sense of hope and more importantly, that it’s not about what other’s think, everything I am is for the glory of my Lord who sacrificed his Precious Blood for me! If I am worth the Blood of Christ, I can carry my cross as a beatitude condition with courage and esteem.
    Thank you for this wonderful podcast today! It came at the perfect time in my life.

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