Join members of the Tuesday Night Book Group on a Saturday Midday Retreat in Manhattan to hear a one-hour talk on Saint Padre Pio (1887-1968), the Italian Franciscan Capuchin friar, priest, and mystic famous for his balance of compassion and “tough love,” and for his insistence on hope-filled prayer, passionate love of the Eucharist, and devoted hearing of Confessions for many hours a day. In addition to the stigmata, other miraculous gifts attributed to him include healing and the reading of souls.
At 1 PM, we will be led in a guided meditation based on passages from Saint Pio’s writings. At 3 PM, there will be an informal social hour with light refreshments. This day of retreat will help us to remember Padre Pio’s advice: “Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”
To register to attend (there is no cost) and to receive details, please email “Padre Pio Retreat” to [email protected].