Worry

Do you worry a lot?

I do.

Uncertainties.

Concerns.

Problems.

Challenges.

Battling cancer was like a black hole in the abyss.

But God has sent me an angel.

“Pray. Hope. Don’t Worry.” – St. Padre Pio

The quote that inspired me everyday to live life one day at a time.

My cancer institute was in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, which was very near in the National Shrine of St. Padre Pio. We visited the place and asked for his intercession for my healing.

This Christmas 2017, my wife and I visited the Philippine Centre for St. Pio of Pietrelcina in Libis, Quezon City.

It was our first visit to this sacred place.

The various testimonies of patients who were healed through the intercession of St. Padre Pio was displayed prominently inside the chapel.

St. Padre Pio was one of my sources of hope and faith.

His inspiration fuels me to live.

Padre Pio

Worry no more. God is here for us. Exploring the St. Padre Pio Philippine Centre together with my wife.

Here is my A Dose of Ramedy today:

Have a favorite saint to inspire you everday.

Saints are a fitting reminder of God’s magnificence. If you can be inspired by showbiz personalities, politicians and the like for their good deeds, why not a saint who died for God and for others.

Their courage and bravery to face the adversities of life is worth emulating.

St. Padre Pio’s love for Jesus is a source of inspiration to many.

His pious devotion to the Blessed Mary by praying the Holy Rosary daily teaches us to look up to Jesus and become more closer to Him. He offered His life for our salvation.

Here are some of the inspiring words from St. Padre Pio to guide you on your journey:

I have often raised my hand in the silence of the night and in my solitary cell, blessing you all and presenting you to Jesus and to our father, St. Francis of Assisi.

In all the events of life, you must recognize the Divine will. Adore and bless it, especially in the things which are the hardest for you.

In my greatest sufferings, it seems to me that I no longer have a mother on this earth, but a very compassionate one in Heaven.

Remember that God is within us when we are in a state of grace and outside of us when we are in a state of sin; but His angel never abandons us. . . He is our most sincere and faithful friend even when we sadden him with our bad behavior.

Prayer is the best weapon we possess. It is the key that opens the heart of God.

You must always humble yourself lovingly before God and before men, because God speaks only to those who are truly humble and He enriches them with His gifts.

Humility and purity are the wings which carry us to God and make us almost divine.

Let us always keep before our eyes the fact that here on earth we are on a battlefield and that in paradise we shall receive the crown of victory; that this is a testing-ground and the prize will be awarded up above; that we are now in a land of exile while our true homeland is Heaven to which we must continually aspire.

Jesus will assist you and give you the grace to live a heavenly life and nothing whatever will be able to separate you from His love.

I remind you that I belong with great ardor to everyone and for this reason I am suffering immensely for all.

Hold on tightly to the Rosary. Be very grateful to the Madonna because it was she who gave us Jesus.

Love our Lady and make her loved; always recite the Rosary and recite it as often as possible.

Imagine Jesus crucified in your arms and on your chest, and say a hundred times as you kiss His chest, “This is my hope, the living source of my happiness; this is the heart of my soul; nothing will ever separate me from His love.”

Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is I want it to be a place of consolation for You. . .

Love Jesus, love Him very much, but to do this, be ready to love sacrifice more.

Our Lord sends the crosses; we do not have to invent them.

Charity is the measure by which Our Lord judges all things.

Don’t allow any sadness to dwell in your soul, for sadness prevents the Holy Spirit from acting freely.

Let us therefore, love to quench our thirst at this fountain of living water and go forward all the time along the way of divine love. But let us also be convinced that our souls will never be satisfied here below. In fact it would be disastrous for us if, at a certain stage of our journey, we were to feel satisfied, for it would be a sign that we thought we had reached our goal, and in this we would be deceived.

May Jesus be always with you and may He be pleased to make all redeemed souls worthy to be received one day into the kingdom of glory. May He include us in the great number of those who have known how to make continual progress at the school of His love.

It would be well to remember that the graces and consolations of prayer are not waters of this earth but of Heaven. Therefore, all our efforts are not sufficient to make them fall, even though it be necessary to prepare oneself with great diligence.

May the Child Jesus be the star that guides you through the desert of your present life.

Source: http://padrepiodevotions.org

Have a blessed Christmas season!

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