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Archive for 2006/09/23


Padre Pio Shrine and Celebration – Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

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The Procession begins.
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Lining up before the procession.

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Preparations & blessings.

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Moments before the Mass begins.
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The Altar Servers and staff making preparations. Everything went very smoothly thanks to their assistance.

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Fr. Brian Bachand getting everything ready before the Mass. He’s minding my Homily (in the black folder) before we begin the Mass.
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Chatting with the Bishop from Iraq prior to the Padre Pio Mass.

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Heading down to the Mass this morning.

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Checking the cell phone for messages this morning.
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Inviting brother Capuchins to pose with me.

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Up on the roof.

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Padre Pio celebrated mass in this room across from his bedroom for two years.

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I had an opportunity to pray at Padre Pio’s Tomb today.

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Thousands come to pray at Padre Pio’s Tomb.

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Beautiful altar at one of Padre Pio’s Chapels.

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A Padre Pio confessionale.

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One of the “newer” Padre Pio Chapels in the Shrine.

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A beautiful marble sculpture of Jesus and Padre Pio. It was created from a single block of marble.
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Another angle…the detail was amazing.
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Padre Pio’s desk in his room.
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It was very moving to be in Padre Pio’s room in the Monastery.

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High above the piazza.

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The actual crucifix that Padre Pio was praying in front of when he received his stigmata.