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Dónal Enright, a witness to many miracles of Padre Pio, when Padre Pio lived on this earth, and now as St. Pio intercedes for us from his heavenly home

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“You must go to your child” said Padre Pio to a young man who had come to see him. Padre Pio could ‘read souls’ and knew when he met this young man that he had previously fathered a child, but had left the mother to bring the little boy up by herself. The young man had not expected the friar to be so direct – and to know that out there was a mother with a little boy who did not know his father.
“You must go to your child” repeated Padre Pio. The young man left his other girlfriends, and went on to marry the lady who had borne his child.


I learned this account (and many others) from one Dónal Enright, native of Passage West, Co. Cork when I visited him. Dónal is almost finished writing an epic book on his time with Padre Pio. The book will include many pro-life stories, and gripping revelations of how Padre Pio intervened to save babies from abortion. Dónal gives talks and receives visitors to his home and describes miracles worked by Padre Pio. We may ask why these particular miracles have not been documented in a book by Dónal previous to this, but some things are more for our times than others. Perhaps it was never so relevant and necessary that we hear, now, about how one of the best saints of all time stepped in and told people not to abort. I will be writing more about this. 

Dónal was entrusted with relics of Padre Pio’s. Dónal’s apostolate of bringing Padre Pio’s mitt to many sick and suffering hit the headlines when an Irish teenager survived a gun blast to her head. Sophie Finucane was shot in the head while she slept and her skull cracked in three places. Sophie was initially given a half a per cent chance of surviving. But to the astonishment of the medical staff, she woke from a ten day coma with no brain damage or memory loss. But Dónal Enright travelled to Sophie’s bedside, blessed Sophie with Padre Pio’s mitt, after which she rapidly went from critical to stable. 

Sophie then woke up and took her father’s hand.  Sophie’s father described the miracle as, “Padre reached out to Donal and he passed that strength on to us and to Sophie.” You may read a report in the secular press of Sophie’s miraculous recovery here, where Dónal is described as ‘a close friend’ of Padre Pio’s. As all of us who pray to Padre Pio know, we may all be close friends of this heroic saint.

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  1. I personally know of two such cures with Padre Pio's mitt.Padre Pio was also indirectly instrumental to my return to my faith. at school i saw a video of his work and pro-life believes this had a significant influence on my interest in pro-life work.

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  2. Please let us all know when this new book on St. Pio will be published. This American would love to buy it and read it.

    St. Pio, pray for us sinners, especially I, one of the worst. Amen.

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  3. i d love to know when the new book on padre pio is lunched too

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  4. thank you Padre Pio...

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  5. I love you Padre Pio..You have no idea how much you have saved me in more than one way! Thank you.

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  6. I attended a celebratory Mass today Sun. at 3.oopm in Cork to honour Donal Enright on his 90th birthday!The large church was packed even on a rare sunny Sunday,and Donal was in his wheelchair,looking frail I thought,after being discharged from hospital for the occasion. The glove of Padre Pio was passed around to all after the Mass which took some time and many people met with Donal to wish him well.A great tribute to a great man!.

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  7. Donal's book is a lovely book to read and is Called padre pio Fisher of souls, and tells's of Donal's connection with padre pio also the cure's received through the intercession of padre pio. well done Donal on such a lovely publication, you are a saint yourself x Kathleen

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    1. Thank you Donal you are a great and very special man . Thank you Padre Pio Thank you.

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  8. Padre Pio please bless & heal the little sick child I am praying for today. Thank you.

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    1. Thats amazing sweetheart, am also praying for one! May Padre Pio intervene for both of them!

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  9. I have received a book on Padre Pio and I am on my journey to get to know him. Wow, what a Saint he is. I will always pray to him from now on for help. I am so thankful

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  10. Anybody know where I can buy this book by Donal?

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    1. Hi Frank, I believe that you can buy the book in Eason's. There was a book launch in the Eason's on Patrick St, Cork.

      BEST, Mary

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  11. hi MARY,
    BEST WISHES ON YOUR BLOG.CAME ON IT BY ACCIDENT,
    KEEP THE FAITH
    AIDAN

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  12. mary,
    best wishes on your blog.very interesting!
    regards
    aidan

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