96+ Best Padre Pio Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, was an Italian friar, priest, stigmatist and mystic, now venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. Profoundly inspirational Padre Pio quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Padre Pio Quotes

We must hide our tears from the One who sends them, from the One who has shed tears Himself and continues to shed them every day because of mans’ ingratitude. – Padre Pio

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! – Padre Pio

Time spent in honor of God for the salvation of souls is never badly spent. – Padre Pio

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. – Padre Pio

The most beautiful act of faith is the one made in darkness, in sacrificing, and with extreme effort. – Padre Pio

I feel a great desire to abandon myself with greater trust to the Divine Mercy and to place my hope in God alone. – Padre Pio

We must know how to confide. There is the fear of God and the fear of a Judas. Too much fear makes one labor without love, and too much confidence prevents from considering the danger which we must overcome. – Padre Pio

As gifts increase in you, let your humility grow, for you must consider that everything is given to you on loan. – Padre Pio

Prayer is the oxygen of the soul. – Padre Pio

You must not be discouraged or let yourself become dejected if your actions have not succeeded as perfectly as you intended. What do you expect? We are made of clay and not every soil yields the fruits expected by the one who tills it. But let us always humble ourselves and acknowledge that we are nothing if we lack the Divine assistance. – Padre Pio

The Rosary is THE weapon. – Padre Pio

Ahead! Courage! In the spiritual life he who does not advance goes backward. It happens as with a boat which always must go ahead. If it stands still the wind will blow it back. – Padre Pio

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

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

In order to console a soul in its sufferings, point out to it all the good it can still do. – Padre Pio

A thousand years of enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. – Padre Pio

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

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. – Padre Pio

I beg You, O my God, to be my life, my ship, my haven. You have made me ascend the cross of Your Son and I struggle to accept it as best I can. I am sure that I shall never come down from it. – Padre Pio

Let us bind ourselves tightly to the Sorrowful Heart of our Heavenly Mother and reflect on it’s boundless grief and how precious is our soul. – Padre Pio

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. – Padre Pio

We are the administrators of our money. We will have to give God an account of the use we make of it up to the last cent. – Padre Pio

Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter. – Padre Pio

Only in Heaven will everything be as beautiful as spring, as pleasant as autumn, and as full of love as summer. – Padre Pio

Since eternity means happiness for you, what does it matter if some of these passing moments are unpleasant? – Padre Pio

Pray with perseverance, with faith, with calmness and serenity. – Padre Pio

The pain caused by this wound which He inflicts on me and the sweetness which accompanies it are so intense that I cannot even begin to describe it. However. . . this pain and this sweetness are completely spiritual, although it is also true that they are shared by the body to a high degree. – Padre Pio

Our Lord loves you and loves you tenderly; and if He does not let you feel the sweetness of His love, it is to make you more humble and abject in your own eyes. – Padre Pio

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

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. – Padre Pio

Your temptations are from the devil and from Hell; but your sufferings and afflictions are from God and Heaven. – Padre Pio

Love Our Lady and make her loved; always recite the Rosary and recite it as often as possible. – Padre Pio

It is true that God’s power triumphs over everything, but humble and suffering prayer prevails over God Himself. – Padre Pio

The harm that comes to souls from the lack of reading holy books makes me shudder… What power spiritual reading has to lead to a change of course, and to make even worldly people enter into the way of perfection. – Padre Pio

Always remain close to the Catholic Church, because it alone can give you true peace, since it alone possesses Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the true Prince of Peace. – Padre Pio

Love is the first ingredient in the relief of suffering. – Padre Pio

Walk in the way of the Lord with simplicity and do not torment your spirit. You must hate your defects, but with a quiet hate, not troublesome and restless. – Padre Pio

The root of all evil is ‘I’, ‘Me’ , ‘Mine’. – Padre Pio

Jesus who cannot suffer long to keep you in affliction will come to relieve and comfort you by infusing fresh courage into your soul. – Padre Pio

By suffering we are able to give something to God. The gift of pain, of suffering is a big thing and cannot be accomplished in Paradise. – Padre Pio

Let us remember that the Heart of Jesus has called us not only for our own sanctification, but also for that of other souls. He wants to be helped in the salvation of souls. – Padre Pio

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

Recommend me to the Lord and to the Virgin Mother because I am in extreme need of their help. – Padre Pio

Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry. – Padre Pio

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. – Padre Pio

You must concentrate on pleasing God alone, and if He is pleased, you must be pleased. – Padre Pio

He who does not meditate acts as one who never looks into the mirror and so does not bother to put himself in order, since he can be dirty without knowing it. The person who meditates and turns his thoughts to God who is the mirror of the soul, seeks to know his defects and tries to correct them, moderates himself in his impulses and puts his conscience in order. – Padre Pio

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. – Padre Pio

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. – Padre Pio

The Lord is a Father, the most tender and best of fathers. He cannot fail to be moved when His children appeal to Him. – Padre Pio

Jesus himself wants my sufferings; He needs them for souls. – Padre Pio

It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass. – Padre Pio

The Lord our King will hold the door of His heart open for anyone who wants to enter for an audience at any time – Padre Pio

The devil is like a rabid dog tied to a chain; beyond the length of the chain he cannot seize anyone. And you: keep at a distance. If you approach too near, you let yourself be caught. Remember that the devil has only one door by which to enter the soul: the will. – Padre Pio

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! – Padre Pio

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. – Padre Pio

The Mother of Sorrows is my confidante, my teacher, my counselor, and my powerful advocate. – Padre Pio

The Cross will not crush you; if its weight makes you stagger, its power will also sustain you. – Padre Pio

Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under the trial of the tempter and does not will what is presented to it, there is not only no fault but there is virtue. – Padre Pio

We must empty purgatory with our prayers. – Padre Pio

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! – Padre Pio

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

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! – Padre Pio

Jesus wants to make us holy at all costs. . .He offers you continual proof of this. – Padre Pio

God commands us to love Him, not as much as He deserves, because He knows our capabilities and therefore, He does not ask us to do what we cannot do. But He asks us to love Him according to our strength, with all our soul, all our mind, and all our heart. – Padre Pio

Why fly like a hen when you can soar like an eagle? – Padre Pio

Your tears were collected by the angels and were placed in a golden chalice, and you will find them when you present yourself before God. – Padre Pio

Do not let your heart become troubled by the sad spectacle of human injustice. Even this has its value in the face of all else. And it is from this that one day you will see the justice of God rising with unfailing triumph. – Padre Pio

Be content to progress in slow steps until you have legs to run and wings with which to fly. – Padre Pio

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. – Padre Pio

Do you not see the Madonna always beside the tabernacle? – Padre Pio

In the spiritual life, you must take one step forward each day in a vertical line, from the bottom up. – Padre Pio

In the spiritual life, he who does not advance goes backwards. – Padre Pio

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

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

May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing. – Padre Pio

The sacred gift of prayer is in the right hand of our Savior, and according to the measure that you empty yourself of yourself, that is of love of your senses and of your own will, and make progress in rooting yourself in holy humility, to that extent the Lord will speak to your heart. – Padre Pio

If the soul would know the merit which one acquires in temptations suffered in patience and conquered, it would be tempted to say: Lord, send me temptations. – Padre Pio

‎May the Heart of Jesus be the goal of all your aspirations. – Padre Pio

On this earth everyone has his cross. But we must act in such a way that we be not the bad, but good thief. – Padre Pio

The more you are afflicted, the more you ought to rejoice, because in the fire of tribulation the soul will become pure gold, worthy to be placed and to shine in the heavenly palace. – Padre Pio

Never rise from the table without having given due thanks to the Lord. If we act in this way, we need have no fear of the wretched sin of gluttony. – Padre Pio

In books we seek God; in prayer we find him. Prayer is the key which opens God’s heart. – Padre Pio

If you have the courage to imitate Mary Magdalene in her sins, have the courage to imitate her penance! – Padre Pio

Don’t consider me too demanding if I ask you once again to set great store by holy books and read them as much as you can. This spiritual reading is as necessary to you as the air you breathe. – Padre Pio

Pray, hope and don’t worry. Anxiety doesn’t help at all. Our Merciful Lord will listen to your prayer. – Padre Pio

Be comforted with this divine thought that your spiritual and physical pains are the test of the Divine Will. – Padre Pio

Peace is the simplicity of heart, serenity of mind, tranquility of soul, the bond of love. – Padre Pio

Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach the shores of Eternal Splendour. – Padre Pio

Why should you worry whether God wants you to reach the heavenly home by way of the desert or by the fields, when by the one as well as by the other one arrives all the same at a Blessed Eternity? Keep far from you excessive preoccupation which arises from the trials which the good God wishes to visit upon you. – Padre Pio

The Church is the house of God. It is forbidden for men to enter with bare arms or in shorts. It is forbidden for women to enter in trousers, without a veil on their head, in short clothing, low necklines, sleeveless or immodest dresses. – Padre Pio

By the virtue of modesty, the devout person governs all his exterior acts. With good reason, then, does St. Paul recommend this virtue to all and declare how necessary it is and as if this were not enough, he considers that this virtue should be obvious to all. – Padre Pio

Fear not because God is with you. – Padre Pio

The greatest act of faith is that which rises to your lips in total darkness together with the sacrifices, sufferings and wholehearted efforts of a determined will to do good. This act of faith strikes through the darkness of your soul like lightening. In the midst of tempest, it raises you up and leads you to God. – Padre Pio

It is necessary to be strong, in order to become great: that is our duty. Life is a struggle, which we cannot avoid. We must triumph! – Padre Pio

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. – Padre Pio

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