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Friday, April 25, 2008

"Our Faith is SO Cool!"



As many of you know, St. Padre Pio has been dug up and put in a glass case in the Madonna delle Grazie Church in San Giovanni Rotondo, Foggia province, Italy. It is one of those interesting things that we do as Catholics - dig up the dead and put them on display (in addition to taking pieces of their body and chopping them up and passing them out to people). It is one of the ways that the fruit of the Faith shines forth.

This morning, I showed this photo of St. Padre Pio to my wife. It is the face of a man who has been dead for 40 years, and yet it looks as if he were simply sleeping, incorrupted and actually looking more youthful than when he was still inhabiting this body before his death.

My wife said, "Our Faith is SO Cool!"

Indeed, it is.

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