Read more:When we’re depressed or feeling blue, this prayer from Padre Pio is a way to reach out What happened during the night It was close to 2 a.m. In Padre Pio’s cell were his primary physician, Dr. Sala, the Father Superior of the convent, and some friars. Padre Pio was seated in an armchair; his breathing was labored and he was very pale. While Dr. Scarale took the tube out of the friar’s nose and held the oxygen mask to his face, Pio Miscio silently watched that dramatic scene. “I was near the radiator; I was fully attentive to those moments, but I didn’t do anything.” Before he lost consciousness, Padre Pio repeated, “Jesus, Mary, Jesus, Mary,” without hearing what the doctor said. His gaze was lost in empty space. When he lost consciousness, “Doctor Scarale tried to resuscitate him several times, but to no effect.”
Read more:Padre Pio bore the stigmata, but one secret wound was more painful than the others “I can’t think of anything…”As soon as Padre Pio had died, the nurse was called by a nun to return to the hospital, since he was the only nurse on shift in his unit. On the way, Miscio met a journalist who wanted news about the friar. “I said to him … what should I tell you, right now I can’t manage to think of anything.” Miscio was shocked by Padre Pio’s death. Pio Miscio and Doctor Scarale are currently the only two people still alive who were present at St. Pio’s death.