"My heart feels as if it were being drawn by a superior force each morning just before uniting with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. I have such a thirst and hunger before receiving Him that it's a wonder I don't die of anxiety. I was hardly able to reach the Divine Prisoner in order to celebrate Mass. When Mass ended I remained with Jesus to render Him thanks. My thirst and hunger do not diminish after I have received Him in the Blessed Sacrament, but rather, increase steadily. Oh, how sweet was the conversation I held with Paradise this morning. The Heart of Jesus and my own, if you will pardon my expression, fused. They were no longer two hearts beating but only one. My heart disappeared as if it were a drop in the ocean." (Bl. Padre Pio)
 

Prayer of St. Padre Pio After Communion

    Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You.  You know how easily I abandon You.

     Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength, that I may not fall so often.

     Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life, and without You, I am without fervor.

    Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light, and without You, I am in darkness.

    Stay with me Lord, to show me Your will.

    Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice and follow You.

    Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You very much, and always to be in Your company.

    Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.

    Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I wish it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of love.

    Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes, death, judgment, eternity approaches.  It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You.  It is getting late and death approaches.  I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows.  O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!

    Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers, I need You.

    Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.

    Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You, if not by Communion, at least by grace and love.

    Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it, but, the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You!

    Stay with me, Lord for it is You alone I look for. Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love you more and more.

    With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity.  Amen.

St. Padre Pio Eucharistic Quotes:

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

- Padre Pio

"My heart feels as if it were being drawn by a superior force each morning just before uniting with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. I have such a thirst and hunger before receiving Him that it's a wonder I don't die of anxiety. I was hardly able to reach the Divine Prisoner in order to celebrate Mass. When Mass ended I remained with Jesus to render Him thanks. My thirst and hunger do not diminish after I have received Him in the Blessed Sacrament, but rather, increase steadily. Oh, how sweet was the conversation I held with Paradise this morning. The Heart of Jesus and my own, if you will pardon my expression, fused. They were no longer two hearts beating but only one. My heart disappeared as if it were a drop in the ocean,"

- Blessed Padre Pio

"A Mass said by Padre Pio is as effective as a missionary journey," said Pope Paul VI, because of Padre's great love for Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Padre Pio himself said, "It would be easier for the world to exist without the sun than without the Holy Mass," and "At times during the Mass I am consumed by the fire of Divine Love. My face seems to burn."

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

"How can the mother of Jesus, present at the foot of the Cross on Calvary, who offered her Son as Victim for the salvation of souls, be absent at the mystical Calvary of the altar?" (Padre Pio)

St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Priest, Stigmatist, Mystic, Italy (1887-1968), Sept. 23
This Capuchin Friar--who bore the five wounds of Christ--led a life totally devoted to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, through prayer, Adoration and good works.  Known for his gifts as a Confessor, spiritual director, and intercessor, Padre Pio wrote, "We must always have courage, and if some spiritual languor comes upon us, let us run to the feet of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and let us place ourselves in the midst of the heavenly perfumes, and we will undoubtedly regain our strength."  "Kneel down and render the tribute of your presence and devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  Confide all your needs to him, along with those of others.  Speak to him with filial abandonment, give free rein to your heart, and give him complete freedom to work in you as he thinks best."  St. Pio is referred to as the patron of Eucharistic adorers.  Countless miracles and healings are granted through his intercession.

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968), Priest, Stigmatist, Mystic, Italy--Sept. 23
The patron of Eucharistic adorers, St. Padre Pio was passionately in love with the Holy Eucharist.  He wrote:  "Let me recognize you as your disciples did at the breaking of the bread, so that the eucharistic Communion [may] be the light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart." "In the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist, in this sacrament of love, we have true life, a blessed life, and true happiness."  "Let us spend our whole lives giving thanks to the divine Father who, in an excess of love for us, sent His only begotten Son and our most sweet Lover.  Protected, covered and defended by the Presence of this dear Lord, let us stand before Him [in the Holy Eucharist] and pray with the humility of the creature and the confidence and freedom of the child."

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968), Priest, Stigmatist, Mystic, Italy —Sept. 23 “How can the mother of Jesus, present at the foot of the Cross on Calvary,  who offered her Son as Victim for the salvation of souls, be absent at the mystical Calvary of the altar?” “I weep and mourn at the feet of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for often I’m consoled” (St. Padre Pio).