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Here is what Padre Pio told Pope John Paul II alone about the most private details of his stigmata

Before the death of Padre Pio he shared the story of his most painful and bloody wound with Fr. Wojtyla

Years after World War II, young Fr Karol Wojtyla who was futhering his education in Rome then, journeyed into rural Italy so that he could spend nearly a week in San Giovanni Rotondo and be in the company of Padre Pio. At that time, crowd have not begin to push around Padre Pio so much then, so the young Fr Wojtyla had the opportunity to speak at length with the Franciscan who called himself the ‘humble friar who prays’.

Decades later, when Fr Wojtyla became the Holy Father, people speculated as to whether Padre Pio had told him that he would be Pope. Pope John Paul II clarified that Padre Pio did not tell him that he would be Pope.

But Padre Pio went further than reading the future for Fr Wojtyla, and did something much more decisive and significant. When Fr Wojtyla asked Padre Pio which one of his wounds (from the stigmata) caused him the most suffering, Padre Pio divulged, “it is my shoulder wound, which no one knows about and has never been cured or treated." After the most diligent analysis of Padre Pio’s life, it was revealed that Fr Wojtyla was the only person that Padre Pio ever told about his most painful and bloody wound.

Padre Pio had his reasons, which are unknown, for not telling the young Pole that he would be the Holy Father. But it’s certain that Padre Pio bore the wounds of Christ, and deliberately confided in the priest who would be the Vicar of Christ. It’s like Padre Pio was talking directly to the soul of one who God had ordained would be Pope.
But there’s something even more unique. From what we know, Padre Pio did not tell other Popes, such as Paul VI (the reigning Pope when Padre Pio died) about his most excruciating wound. From all ruling popes and all future popes, Fr Wojtyla was the one entrusted with this secret.

On Sunday, Pope Francis will canonise the only pope who Padre Pio entrusted with the most private detail of his stigmata

by Mary O’Regan

John Paul II was the only pope who Padre Pio entrusted with the most private detail of his stigmata

 










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  1. Greg Bacon Reply

    When given a letter from John Paul, Padre Pio said to keep the letter, and that one day it would be important. Padre Pio knew…

  2. Delia solis Reply

    Blessed Be Padre Pio, for our Lord God knew who he entrusted the stiigmata on, for the one who loved our Blessed Mother so much that he prayed the holy rosary WITH SUCH LOVE for all families and his saying of mass wth such love and devotion to our God Almighty. Padre Pio please pray for us sinners.

  3. Lorraine Parker Reply

    Please pray for us all papa John Paul. Love Caroline Cywinski.

  4. femarie h.piansay Reply

    Pls.pray for my family.aand my husband will find the job.And also pray for me for have another bbaby . thanks.

    1. Sandra Reply

      Mother mary at that wedding in Canaan interceded on behalf of her cousin
      May she in her kindness do same for ur husband and everyone seeking good Jobs

  5. Maribel Reply

    Pray for us and the whole world Amen…

  6. jesus ayuson Reply

    Its still clear in my memory when pope john paul ll celebrating a mass in Baclaran church in the Philippines.

  7. Jeff Walsh Reply

    Humility, and love are the bookends in my life, supported by Faith,hope and prayer. It is a daily struggle which definatly needs the support fro our angels and saints. Padre Pio, and Pope John Paul are wonderful role models for all. Pray for me.

  8. V Reply

    Please pray for us and the departed. Amen.

  9. Maryanne E. Santelli Reply

    According to St. Bridget Jesus told her he suffered the shoulder wound to make amends for sins of the tongue i.e. Gossip, slander, lies,blasphemy etc.

  10. bilyabalema Polycarp Reply

    Padfo pio I have a problem whenever I try to good to people they pay me hatred and ever I’m on hunt by many people what can I do
    Pray for me that in sefreri g i may chris
    T

    1. Adams Ibrahim Reply

      Don’t give up, just keep doing good. the reward of God is the Ultimate

  11. Nancy Arroyo Reply

    Please pray for my sister Mary who has lost the function of her kidneys. Pray for my husband David to stop drinking beer. Pray for my family to all return to their Catholic faith.

  12. chiroluke@hotmail.com Reply

    Ave … Merci to remember us in your prayers … AMEN

  13. jane Reply

    please pray for my father in law whose suffering tumor in his throat.

  14. Patricia Ekemezie Reply

    Please pray for me to be with my son’s we have been apart for over 16 year due to hardship I went abroad Also pray for peace and love to reign in the world Amen

  15. Joe Thompson Reply

    SAINT JOHN PAUL 2…PLS INTERCEDE for the repose of my deceased family…and those suffering with illness in my family…and to cure my Cancer….
    Joe Thompson

  16. Hubert Matumaini Reply

    Papa Paul II and Padre Pio pray for us

  17. prisca Reply

    Oh padre pio..please create a miracle in my family that will make our enemies to be afraid of us and grant the holy poor souls in purgatory eternal rest in heaven…Amen

  18. armando Reply

    Thanks a million times my LORD AND MY GOD and PADRE PIO to all the blessings … and pls take care my family.

  19. Marieta Reply

    Please pray for me & my little family to create love and happiness……Thanks to the lord for his eternal love…praise to the one and holy god

  20. Rose Reply

    Oh Padre Pio please pray for me to be healed and also to get a job

  21. David Bonanno Reply

    Oh Lord ! draw me closer to You and keep me away from anything that keeps me away from You! We praise The Holy Father for all You have done for us; thank Jesus Christ for carrying our burden and Pray the Holy Spirit to deliver the power to do God’s Will under the Blessing of OUR Holy Mother . AMEN

  22. Janet Ephraim Reply

    Blessed be my humble pope,please continue to pray for us until we come to join you through Christ our Lord amen

  23. armando Reply

    Padre Pio….. pls pray for us and protect my whole family.

  24. Imelda Reply

    Saint John Paul ll and Saint Padre Pio, Please pray for me and my family that we may come closer to Jesus and Mother Mary, we need their help and protection, in Jesus name.

  25. Malerotholi Reply

    Padre Pio pray for me specifically for job and my family for blessings

  26. Kanamwangi Henry Reply

    St. Padre Pio, intercede in my needs and wants. may I Join you one day where you are with Jesus Christ Our Lord.

  27. Hannah Reply

    Pls st Padre pio pray for nd my family Amen

  28. Hannah Hill Reply

    St Padre Pio pls pray for me and my family Amen

  29. May diaz Reply

    I want to become a father kindly gjve us a child po thankyou…padre pio pls forgive my wish…

  30. Carmela sole Reply

    Padre Pio, please continue to heal my father and mother as you already have, so many times in the past. Forgive us of our sins and restore our faith in Christ and an understanding for the plan he has for us. Amen

  31. Karen Lyons Reply

    St Pio and St. John Paul II please pray for mine in college for one to be able to get her grant back and for healing for all three to go to mass and confession, for us to pray as a family for my friend with cancer for our whole family and me please for my house to be repaired by Seal insulation, especially the holes in our roof and the windows and door also please. Amen and Amen

  32. Natalena Morton Reply

    Padre Pio, you know how weak I am and the struggles of my family. please interceded on our behalf, especially for my Children! I love you Padre Pio! 💜

  33. Mike Maza Reply

    Padre Pio and Pope John Paul please pray for my family.

  34. LAURITA Reply

    PADRE PIO. FUISTE ELEJIDO,ENTRE MILIES Y MILES DE SACERDOTES PARA CARGAR LA CRUZ Y LAS HUELLAS DE NUESTO SENOR JESUCRISTO … REY . DE REYES.. DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS
    PIDE A NUESTRO PADRE DIOS POR LA SALUD DE MI HIJO ( RAMON) QUE TIENE PROSTATA Y ABUSO DE DROGAS , PADRE PIO .TU QUE PUDES MIRAR EL CORAZON DE CADA UNO DE NOSOTROS , ENTRA EL LOS CORAZONES DE MI FAMILIA Y LLENALOS DEL AMOR A DIOS PADRE, DIOS HIJO, ESPIRITU SANTO . TODOS NECESITAMOS DE ESE GRAN AMOR . PADRE PIO USTED QUE ESTA EN LA PRECENSIA DE DIOS PADRE , DIOS HIJO Y ESPIRITU SANTO PIDA BENDICIONES Y PARA TODOS . QUE LA GRAN MICERICORDIA DE DIOS NOS ALCANSE A CADA UNO . AMOR POR SIEMPRE AL PADRE, HIJO Y ESPIRITU SANTO . AMEN

  35. Dianne Reply

    Thank you for the healing and answered prayers, in Jesus name..

  36. Marlene Renz Reply

    Padre Pio & Pope John Paul II. Thank you for answering my prayers. Please strengthen our hearts & being peace for a better world, with less suffering and more love! Amen!

  37. IP Reply

    Fr. Pedro Pio and Pope John Paul II please pray for us to lead a good life, give us good health, wealth, happiness and a peaceful death. Please pray for my marriageable daughter to find a good life partner and settle in life.

  38. Malerotholi Reply

    Padre Pio please pray for me for the job which I need ardently

  39. Lorena L Reply

    St Padre Pio plz pray for all who suffer with cancer…please keep their Faith strong….thank You for all my blessings..,,Amen🙏

  40. Anup Lewis Reply

    Blessed Padre Pio pray for me & my family members to become more closer to lord jesus,by being humble,kind,doing the will of god,dedicate our life to jesus our saviour..praise the lord.

  41. Loveline Tangang Reply

    Pls saint Padre Pio intercede for me and the whole world that the will of GOD will be done,bless my family especially all my sisters and i with husbands and children.AMEN

  42. januarygerry Reply

    Padre Pio, Please help me find a job where I may use my social work skills to be useful to people to help them help themselves. Amen.

  43. abalakapa Reply

    “Bore the wounds of Christ”? As if Christ’s wounds were not enough to bear the sins of the world. It’s like saying Christ cannot bear the sins of the world with his ultimate sacrifice, so by “miracle” another mortal bore this brunt. This is blasphemy. Jesus Christ came down for us and he died for us once and for all. It will never be copied, or helped by any mortal man, because all of us are unrighteous. Even our good deeds are not enough to be counted as righteous.

    “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." — Romans 3:10-12

    “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus” — 1 Timothy 2:5

    “For indeed Christ died for sins ONCE FOR ALL, the Just and Righteous for the unjust and unrighteous [the Innocent for the guilty] so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the Spirit;” — 1 Peter 3:18

  44. Jacqueline Reply

    My Padre Pio since i was young always thrust in you.pray for all my family especially my brother in law .help me for my health.love you.Amen

  45. Joyce Reply

    I have a polycystic ovary. Me and my husband is always praying to have a healthy baby girl or boy since i am having a hard time to get pregnant. Please pray for us..

  46. unuoha ukamaka Reply

    Sts Pope John Paul 11 and Padrepio, please pray for my family that my husband will secure a befitting job.

  47. Josephine Ba'ata Reply

    To you St. Padre Pio here are Petitions;
    Pray for my Family, Tribes and Clan reunit them from all of their barriers and agurememts, conflictions, hatred and sturbornness, give them peace, understanding, true reconciliation and the acceptable heart for one other.
    As well as the broken Families and the broken relationships in the Families,
    Communities, societies and individuals. Amen!

  48. Gwendoline Gittens Reply

    After reading father Padre Pio’s secret to papa Paul 11. I remembered while walking on good Friday, half way through our four hours walk i remembered my left shoulder was in pain as if i was carrying a heavy load on DAT side of my shoulder. So i thought to myself maybe i should quit but I’m happy i did not. For it was my first time taking part in such a great moment. Thank u Jesus for granting me such great blessing. Amen.

  49. gerry Maher Reply

    Same as Our Lords most painful wound was the wound in the shoulder as He revealed to St Bernard

  50. gerry Maher Reply

    Same as Our Lord’s most painful wound was His Shoulder wound as revealed to St Bernard

  51. ASIIMWE BRENDA Reply

    St. Padre-Pio i love you, pray for my whole family and whole world for more love and trust in Christ Jesus

  52. Kevin Reply

    Sts Padre Pio and John Paul, please pray for me and my wife and intercede on our behalf with our Lord Jesus

  53. Rowena Echano Reply

    Oh papa pio oh stpope john paul l II please pray for my family my husband 2nd stroke last 2013 until now he suferring and to find job my son in law pls help and guide me to be good church server as legion of mary amen.

  54. Jacinta Richards Reply

    Peace for all.

  55. Lomeja John Benjamin Reply

    Padre Pio I pray for direction and light to God’s palace. Help my children to get healed and be in Good health. Thank you again for providing for us every achiement we have had through the years. Guide us into the light of our beloved saviour. Amen

  56. Shylet Mary Mchekela Reply

    Saint Padre Pio pray for me for purity,clean body and soul, please pray for my children to find grace and faith again and for them to be healed physically and spiritually. Amen

  57. ANgelo N.Dela Cruz Reply

    Padre Pio please heal my daughter mona clarisse from epilepsy in jesus name amen.

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