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■ The Evening Rosary at Our Lady of Grace
■ Encounters With Padre Pio...How We Met Him
■ Taking Padre Pio Home
■ The Gold Room...Padre Pio's Cell
■ The Wounds of Belief
■ A Novelist Discovering the Gargano and Thereabouts
■ The Saints: What Were They Onto?
■ All That You Can Imagine Is Not All That There Is...
■ The DaVinci Code -- Again!
■ The Impulse of Grace
■ The Voice of Padre Pio
■ Music Hath Charms...or is supposed to.
■ Padre Pio's Prophetic Words
■ September Memorial of Padre Pio -- Do You Have One?
■ Padre Pio at the Table
■ To Padre Pio's Credit
■ The Powerful Sway
■ How Magneli Got Her PRAYER GROUP
■ Orbis Catholicus
■ "Grace is everywhere."
FR.JOSEPH PIUS MARTIN PAGES..."A Friar With A Generous Heart"
■ Eulogy to Father Joseph
■ A Prayer Group Need
■ Becoming a Spiritual Child of Padre Pio
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OTHER VOICES...
ALL GOD'S CREATURES
ANIMALS HAVE SOULS
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"Children will save the world!"

 

This is what Padre Pio told Padre Pio Dellepiane of the Minim Friars of St. Francis of Paola, whose beatification process is underway. He said it often.... "Children will save the world!"


 

Padre Pio and Children


 

        
          by Jeanette Salerno

What did Padre Pio have in mind when he said repeatedly, "Children will save the world!"? How would children do it? 

Padre Pio had a plan, a hope. The final chapter of Padre Pio and Children is the story of the mission with children Padre Pio wanted so much, and how it is already underway. 


                                               From the Preface:

I never imagined "My Padre Pio book" -- as I used to call it in its planning stages -- would be about children!  I hadn't the slightest intention of singling out that aspect of his life--but the Lord surprises!  One doesn't need to have given birth to know instinctively that children inspire our finest instincts, like the music that soothes the savage breast. We are saved by the love they arouse, the love we find ourselves capable of through them, by the hope they bring us. The desire in our hearts to keep them pure--purifies us.  

The old cliché that chilren are our future has never been more important.  That they will save the future has never been more true. They continue the life of the Church, of Christianity, of God's Plan-- in the novelist's words --of 
His Narrative...
 




Padre Pio and Children begins with Padre Pio as a child himself, Francesco Forgione, and in Francesco's presence comes a miracle for another child. Coincidence? As Padre Pio would often say,  "And who is it who arranges the coincidences?"



AND WHO IS IT WHO ARRANGED THESE COINCIDENCES IN PADRE PIO'S LIFE?

*  The first miracle associated with Padre Pio was the cure of a child.  
  
*  The first Padre Pio bilocation was at the birth of a child. 

*  His first spiritual child was an unborn baby. 

*  The last Communion Padre Pio gave was First Communion to a chile.

*  The last miracle of Padre Pio was the cure of a child.

*  The Beatification miracle was the cure of a mother.

*  The Canonization miracle. . .was the cure of a child.


If God speaks to us through events, then a message is staring at us in these firsts and lasts of Padre Pio's life.

A divine Impulse seemed to be using Padre Pio's great love of children as a Voice of His Will.

Once I saw it, I couldn't let go...I finally began writing "my Padre Pio book."
 

            TABLE OF CONTENTS

. Acknowledgements
. Prelude
. Introduction
. Chapter 1:   The First Miracle
. Chapter 2:   The First Bilocation
. Interlude     The Crowds
. Chapter 3:   Litany of Miracles 1
. Chapter 4:   Built by the Heart of Padre  Pio 
. Chapter 5:  The Spastic Centers
. Interlude    When Doctors Go to Visit Padre Pio. . . 
. Chapter 6:   Litany of Miracles 2
. Chapter 7:   Frankie and Francesca     
Interlude    Padre Pio and Heaven
. Chapter 8:   The Mystery of Unanswered Prayers           
. Chapter 9:   What Padre Pio Thought About Abortion         
. Chapter 10: The Last Communion
. Chapter 11: The Last Miracle
. Chapter 12: The Beatification Miracle    
. Chapter 13:  The Canonization Miracle
Interlude   What Children Thought  About Padre Pio
. Chapter 14: "Children will save the World" The Meaning of it All
. Selected Reading        
. Addresses 
   


Sorry for the delay in publishing the book...Life gets in the way, and a series of family illnesses and deaths has given me the honor of being something of a caregiver. 

                                     But -- book will be ready soon!

If you
would like to know when this book is released, just email me and you'll hear from us.  
jeanette@padrepiosworld.net
Thank you for visiting.
 

     
     
                 
                
A very old print of the Babe of Bethlehem, found 
                    among my Aunt Londie's (RIP) things...