Sunday, 24 October 2010

Padre Pio’s Advice: Pray to St. Michael the Archangel Part Two

For Part One see here. A possessed child shouted at all hours of the day and night in the hotel in St. Givoanni Rotondo. The little girl’s mother brought her to Padre Pio, in the hope that Padre Pio would free the afflicted child from the demon. The child shrieked in the Church too. One day when Padre Pio had finished hearing confessions, he met the child that howled so pitifully in front of him. The child was being held back with difficulty by some men. Padre Pio commanded, “stop! Enough!” The child dropped to the floor as if sleeping. Padre Pio instructed a doctor to bring the little girl to St. Michael, a sanctuary of Monte Sant’Angelo.  A group took the child to this cave where St. Michael had appeared. The child woke up but no one was able to bring her near the altar of the the Archangel. A monk placed the little girl’s hand and touched the altar. The child sank to the ground.
  Minutes later she got up as if nothing had happened and asked her mother; ‘could you buy me an ice-cream?’ The group returned to speak to Padre Pio and thank him for telling them to go to the altar of St. Michael. But Padre Pio cautioned the child’s mother, ‘say to your husband not to curse anymore, otherwise the demon will return.’There are two important points from this account. One is that St. Michael chases demons away. Two – fallen angels are close to those who curse. Here is a more detailed version of this account.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Mary, Just wanted to drop a note to say that I'm so excited to have found your blog!! I've been reading your posts and they are excellent. I look forward to keeping up. - Maria

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  2. Thank you so much for your lovely note Maria. You are very kind, and I will add you to my prayer list, and pray to Padre Pio for you and yours, With best regards always, Mary PS – Just about to add your blog to my list. Your posts are very faith-filled and from the heart, they are a great contribution to the blogosphere.

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  3. Thanks Mary for the post. So true about swearing - my Spiritual director used to tell me expletives are a sign of the evil one in your life! Sadly it is normal today for even women to swear in work places. A great lesson to voice you disagreement, even at the cost of not being popular.

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  4. wow, thank you indeed Mary for this! A swear word comes out my mouth between every two normal words, even jokingly... I know what my next confession will be about! ^_^

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  5. Well told story that put a smile on my face. I pray the Saint Michael medal in hopes of being a better person. St. Michael Medals

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  6. Thank you so much dear Maria for enlighting us about things around! God bless you and keep all evil away from us in God's name.Amen! God's blood was not shed in vain. It was a salvation for the whole humankind to have sacrificed his human blood with courage and perseverance because he believed so much in us!

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