FATHER PIO ( visible sign in his body of Christ Passion)
In September 1918, while praying before a cross, he received the stigmata and the first priest ever to be so blessed.
I. O my Jesus, You have said "Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you". Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
II. O my Jesus, You have said "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you" Behold, in Your name, I ask the Father for the grace of... Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
III. O my Jesus, You have said: "Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away". Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of...Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your tender Mother and ours.
Say the Hail Holy Queen and add St. Joseph, foster Father of Jesus, pray for us.
This novena was recited daily by St. Pio
"Yes, I love the cross and only the cross. I love it because I see it always on the shoulders of Jesus. Now Jesus sees clearly that all my life and all my heart is vowed to Him and to His sufferings" - Padre Pio
I found this very unique and wonderful cross relic of St. Padre Pio and I was able to create a special bracelet in his honor using his relic. I know sometimes he prefers dark colors and sometimes he likes the brighter ones. When I say he likes, is because there are times I can almost feel his presence or his personality, very playful, like joking at times.
On this bracelet I used two tone medals, goldtone and silvertone oxidized all made in Italy. I added Virgin Mary, Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, Cure D'Ars, St. Theresa, Stations of the cross. The beads I used are a very unique combination as well, which is amber color glass lampwork hearts, black and gold foil lampwork beads and teal color Czech. glass beads to give it a spark of color to the bracelet. I am very happy with the outcome.