Maria Grazio Forgione

Posted by laurapayne on Feb 23, 2018 in News |

Padre Pio the fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace.Teresa of Calcutta there is no doubt, that by this planet Earth, this world where we have gone through great personaes according to the mission that brought in their chance at life that was given and which have bequeathed us both, according to its commitment, which we cannot ignore them, especially, those who somehow have been identified with the Mysticspiritual, religious, as it was the case of Francesco Forgione, whose nickname with which was known Father Pio is known as he reminds us, Francesco Forgione, who was born in the year of 1887, in Pietrelcina’s parents were Maria Grazio Forgione and Maria Giussepa di Nunzio. He was the fourth child of eight who were born, of whom 3 died at an early age.

His mother named him Francesco because it was devoted to St. Francis of Assisi. His family was of humble kind hardworking and very devout. From child He showed much piety and even attitudes of penance. His childhood was characterized by a frail and sickly health.

Is from this age where expressed a strong desire for the priesthood, born by the encounter that has with a Capuchin monk of the convent of Morcone (at 30 km from Pietrelcina) called Fray Camillo who passed by his house asking for alms. His father has to emigrate to America to be able to pay for their studies, in United States and in 1910 to Argentina. From his childhood he suffered the so-called demonic encounters that accompany him throughout his life. Friends and neighbors testified that they were on more than one occasion the times they saw him fighting with what seemed to be his own shadow. Padre Pio is famous for the supernatural events that are attributed, as Stigmata, healing, bilocation and read consciences to those who went to confession with him.

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