Tuesday, December 16, 2008

St (PADRE) PIO was a 20th-century Franciscan priest, the only male since Francis of Assissi to have the Stigmata (bloody holes in hands, feet, and side, duplicating Jesus' 5 wounds.)

Eating donuts after Mass one Sunday in Ft.Collins we met a man who said his brother was a navigator stationed at a US air-base in St.Pio's town, in WWII.
This brother bought a case of beer for Padre Pio. He said out of gratitude,
'What favor can I do for you?"

The brother said, "I'm going crazy from too many combat missions. I need to go home!"

The next day a top officer needed to fly quickly to the US. They needed a navigator,
and they picked this brother. He never had to return to Europe.

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