Padre Pio Quotes and Padre Pio Sayings

Some notable quotes by Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin friar and mystic from Pietrelcina, Italy.

The Devil is like a mad dog tied by a chain. Beyond the length of the chain he cannot catch hold of anyone. And you, therefore, keep your distance. If you get too close you will be caught. Remember, the Devil has only one door with which to enter into our soul: our will. There are no secret or hidden doors. No sin is a true sin if we have not willfully consented. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

If you have the courage to imitate Mary Magdalene in her sins, have the courage to imitate her penance! ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Always humble yourself lovingly before God and man, because God speaks to those who are truly humble of heart, and enriches them with His gifts. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner! ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Do you not see the Madonna always beside the tabernacle? ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

The longer the trial to which God subjects you, the greater the goodness in comforting you during the time of the trial and in the exaltation after the combat. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Fear not because God is with you. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

In order to attract us, the Lord grants us many graces that we believe can easily obtain Heaven for us. We do not know, however, that in order to grow, we need hard bread: the cross, humiliation, trials and denials. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Who can assure us that we will be alive tomorrow? Let us listen to the voice of our conscience, to the voice of the royal prophet: “Today, if you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart.” Let us not put off from one moment to another (what we should do) because the (next moment) is not yet ours. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Prayer is the oxygen of the soul. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds him. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Faith guides even us and we follow its sure light on the way which conducts us to God and His homeland. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Every Holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know…It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass! ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

I want to be only a poor friar who prays – if God sees blemishes even in the angels, can you imagine what He sees in me! ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Love the Blessed Mother and make her loved. Always say the Rosary. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother. ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces! ~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

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