Wednesday, 10 October 2018 15:29

Pabillo asks Padre Pio’s devotees to pray for the Philippines

 
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo urged the devotees of St. Padre Pio to pray for the Philippines.

Delivering his homily in front of thousands of devotees gathered at the Manila Cathedral to welcome the heart relic of St. Padre Pio on October 9, 2018, Bishop Pabillo requested the devotees to pray not only for their personal intentions but for the Philippines and its leaders.

“Huwag lang tayo lalapit kay Padre Pio para sa ating personal na pangangailangan, personal na kahilingan para sa atin, sa ating pamilya,”  he said.

“Isama din natin sa ating pagdadasal kay Padre Pio ang panalangin para sa ating bayan. Kung sugatan po ang buhay natin, sugatan din ang bayan natin. Napakaraming problema. Ipagdasal din natin ang ating bayan na tulungan tayo ng panalangin ni Padre Pio at pabanalin tayo lalung lalo na ang ating mga leaders. Ipagdasal din natin sa Diyos,”  he added.

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo presides the Holy Eucharist to welcome the heart relic of St. Padre Pio at the Manila Cathedral on October 9.
Photo Eric Paul Guanlao

Aside from asking prayers through the intercession of the Italian priest from Pietrelcina, Bishop Pabillo pointed out that one of the ways to become holy like Padre Pio is to share in the sufferings of Christ by embracing our own woundedness.

“Pero isa rin po sanang gustong ipakita sa atin ni Padre Pio, pati yung mga sakit sa buhay na ating nararamdaman. Kapag iyan ay tinatanggap natin ng may pananampalataya at ng may pag-ibig, yan din po ay magpapabanal sa atin,”  he said.

The heart relic arrived at The Manila Cathedral on October 9, 2018, at 9 a.m. It will be transferred to the Visayas (Archdiocese of Cebu) after 6 a.m. Mass on October 11, 2018.

It will stay in the country until October 26, 2018. (Jheng Manalang Prado/RCAM-AOC)

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