December 10, 2015

The Spiritual Child of Padre Pio

Barbara Barlow has seen Jesus within the physical space of a consecrated Host on “several occasions.”

Once, she was in need of a serious operation, open heart surgery. While lying down, in a hospital, she saw Padre Pio. Then, she very quickly saw the Lord. It happened as a priest was bringing her Holy Communion.

She made it through the operation and afterwards served as a eucharistic minister in a Catholic hospital, bringing Communion to others who are ill, as had been done for her. On occasion, as she does this, she has seen a sorrowful Christ in the Host. Most of those she is ministering to do not see this.

Some do.

She also says that, “afterwards, I notice specks of red in my pyx when I put the Host back in the tabernacle.”

For years, she has been a spiritual child of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (“Padre Pio”) and a devotee to His Sacred Heart and His precious wounds. When carrying out her Eucharistic minister duties in the hospital, she always carries a relic of Padre Pio and a relic of the true cross.

Adapted from Proctor, Sister Patricia, O.S.C., 201 Inspirational Stories of the Eucharist (Spokane, Washington, Francisan Monastery of Saint Clare, 2004) p. 138.


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