Irapuato,to be exact St Padre Pio said he will be waiting at the gates of Paradise and he will not enter Heaven until he makes sure he lets all his spiritual children in. Padre Pio was very devoted to Our Lord's Real Eucharistic Presence and having myself experienced manifestation of his protection and guidance,believe me,he still makes his rounds,tirelessly visiting his spiritual children
@Deborah: The first 2 xs we visited Saint Padre Pio, we had to wait till after the evening mass with the monnks, before we could go down to the crypt, and pray by Saint Padre Pio's tomb. The 3rd. time we went we were priviledged to see his incorrupt body, and then the visiting times were not so restricted. The last time we were there, Nov. 2010, his body had now been moved to the new church, so that more pilgrims could be accomodated. Looking back, I think fondly of the exhaustion the first 2 … [More]
“Padre Pio” is an Italian film directed by Carlo Carlie which was produced purely for Italian television & released in 2000. The English subtitled edition is far superior to the English dubbed edition (to listen to inferior English dubbed edition - access www.ignatius.com/Products/PPMM-M/padre-pio.aspx). This film isn't without its flaws but then what person or portrait is?