This account gives us a pleasant glimpse of Padre Pio’s earthly life – the friar who thoughtfully collected chestnuts as a simple gift. He knew of his aunt’s great affection for him, and how she would enjoy the chestnuts. But did he know that an immense cure would be wrought from using the bag? It is to be expected that the friar, who as a child had colloquies with Jesus and Our Lady, would have known that the little chestnut bag would be used to such a marvellous salubrious effect.
In many ways, this powerful miracle foreshadows the phenomenal healings from Padre Pio's mitt. The bag that had been handled by, Padre Pio, was used to treat a ghastly burn. Now, 102 years later, as Padre Pio intercedes from his heavenly home, his mitt, the humble knitted garment that dressed his pierced hand, may bestow great blessings and graces to those in physical agony.