Stigmatas and Bills - St. Pio

Date: 9/23/2010
St. Pio - First stigmatas now bills what next?

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What more can I have to deal with?

Seriously, though, this guy is a great saint! And that question above is a real question he would've asked. He asked for more to sacrifice, and always gave more than he could ever be expected to give!

From Catholic Online, regarding the stigmata received by St. Pio:

On September 20, 1918, Padre Pio was kneeling in front of a large crucifix when he received the visible marks of the crucifixion, making him the first stigmatized priest in the history of Church. The doctor who examined Padre Pio could not find any natural cause for the wounds. Upon his death in 1968, the wounds were no longer visible. In fact, there was no scaring and the skin was completely renewed. He had predicted 50 years prior that upon his death the wounds would heal. The wounds of the stigmata were not the only mystical phenomenon experienced by Padre Pio.

What a great Saint!

Another stigmata that is not obviously visible, but counts as a wound of Christ: alienation.

Thus, the stigma suffered by those who, for one reason or another, are alienated by others in society.

Prayers ascending to those who suffer alienation for righteousness

St Pio, pray for us!

Just nitpicking to tell you that "stigmata" is already the plural of "stigma" (wound).

Responding to the first poster (anonymous), all human suffering is a reflection of the suffering of Christ, but not all suffering is the same as the sacred stigmata of the saints. Stubbing my toe hurts a lot, but is pure delight compared to the wounds that Christ, in his love, allows the stigmatists to share.

Therefore the only way for "alienation" to be a stigma on par with the stigmata of Sts Pio, Francis, Catherine etc would be if it were the same intense alienation suffered by Christ - the suffering of God Incarnate rejected by his own beloved creatures.

Ordo Prædicatorum.
Laudare, Benedicere, Prædicare.