St. Padre Pio: “When I leave, she will be your consolation.”

The Incredible Story of Maria Esperanza

During these younger years Esperanza made the acquaintance of Padre  Pio, the most famous mystic since Francis of Assisi, who had told  people he expected to be visited by an extraordinary woman.

“There is  a young woman who is going to come from South America,” Pio  said. “When I leave, she will be your consolation.”

When finally they  met, Maria would hear his “call” even though she was far away near  Rome and she would head for his monastery at San Giovanni Rotundo on  the barren east side of Italy – where despite throngs waiting to see  him the aged priest called out, “Esperanza!”

On September 23, 1968, Maria had a vision of Padre Pio. “Esperanza,”  he said in the vision, “I have come to say good-bye. My time has  come. It is your turn.” As this was happening Geo watched with  amazement as his wife’s face transfigured into that of the Italian  priest. The next day they saw in the newspaper that Pio (whose  funeral would be attended by more than a million) had died.

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Submitted by Bob Stanley