FREE Spiritual, Yoga, & Meditation Day Retreat
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Join us for our FREE Annual Day Retreat to visit the Shrine of Padre Pio
“Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds him”
- 6:30 – 7:00 am Arrival at Beth Barling’s Backyard for Coffee, Tea, and a light breakfast.
- 7:15 – 8:15 am Gentle Yoga and Reiki to start our day
- 8:15 am Pack up and leave for Barto, PA
- 9:45 am Approximate arrival at Shrine
- 10:30 am Rosary Recitation, followed by Formal Relic Discussion and Exposition of Relics of Saints & Martyrs starting directly after Rosary. (optional)
- 12:30 pm “Padre Pio Inspired Meditational offering by Theresa and Beth” or Free Time.
- 1:00 – 3:00 pm Boxed Lunch will be provided under the Pavilion, with free time to follow.
- Feel Free to walk the grounds and spiritual sites, gift shop, prayer candles to be lit; explore the Museum; Cultural Center and Chapels; Tree of Padre Pio; and Relic Veneration is also available during this time. A movie on the Life of Padre Pio is available in the tree room.
- 3:15 pm Journey back to New Jersey.
Email us! With any questions!!!
Do not worry over things that generate preoccupation, and anxiety. One thing only is necessary: To lift up our Spirit and Love God.”
Pray Hope & Don’t Worry
Who was Padre Pio….
Francesco Forgione, born in Pietrelcina, Italy in 1887, became a Capuchin Friar, taking the name Pio, in 1904. After several assignments he ended up in San Giovanni Rotondo in 1910. He was to spend the rest of his life here and was known for his many mystical experiences and spiritual gifts. It was said that he could read souls – if you went to confession to him and left something out he would not hesitate to remind you. Other gifts that he received were prophecy, bilocation, odor of sanctity and miraculous healings. It was said that he predicted that Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) would one day become Pope
But he is perhaps best known for having received the Stigmata (the wounds of Christ). He was pierced with the 5 wounds of Christ while praying before a crucifix. He bled from these wounds up until the time of his death.
Due to his holiness he was under constant attack from Darkness and Evil, with many stories being told of physical attacks…
“The storms that are raging around you will turn out to be for God’s glory, your own merit, and the good of many souls.”
Join Theresa and I for this empowering, magical, and peaceful day.
Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry…