September 18, 2009
WINGS - EWTN e-newsletter
EWTN Honors Padre Pio
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Padre Pio, a stigmatist with the gift of “reading hearts” in the confessional, is (with Mother Teresa) probably one of the most popular saints of our times. In honor of the 41st anniversary of his death on Sept. 23, 1968, EWTN will showcase his life and ministry with dozens of programs.

You and your family won’t want to miss “Night of the Prophet” at 8 p.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 26. This is part of our new Saturday night series, which we call “EWTN Cinema.” This week’s feature film is about a reporter who traveled to San Giovani Rotondo to interview people who were close to the saint.
Other “don’t miss” programs include:

Padre Pio, the Priest Who Bore the Wounds of Christ, a series with Fr. Andrew Apostoli. Each episode features a major event from the saint’s life or covers one of his gifts or miracles. (Airs 6 a.m. ET from Saturday, Sept. 19 through Tuesday, Sept. 29.)

At the Gates of Heaven, a documentary look at the canonization process of St. Pio. (Airs 10 p.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 20.)

William M. Carrigan, Witness & Friend of Padre Pio, who reflects on saint’s life and spirituality. (Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 21.)

Padre Pio’s San Giovanni: I Can Refuse Non One, which traces the life, times, and events shaping the miracles associated with the saint. (Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Tues., Sept. 22.)

Faith and Hope: Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, which includes footage of the saint saying Mass and greeting people as well as a summary of the process for his canonization. (Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 23.)

A Celebration of Padre Pio: Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry, which includes exclusive footage of Pope John Paul II’s visit to the saint’s tomb, and personal testimonies of healing, bi-location, prophecy, and more by award-winning English Filmmaker, J. Paddy Nolan. (Airs 10 p.m. ET, Wed., Sept. 23).

Padre Pio Re-visited, focuses on the dedication of the new Basilica of St. Pio, the second largest basilica in Italy. (Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Sept. 24.)

Beatification of Padre Pio, in which Host Paddy Nolan reflects on the May 2, 1999 beatification in which millions of the saint’s spiritual children traveled to St. Peter’s Basilica for a joyful celebration of his life. (Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Friday, Sept. 25.)

Encounter with Padre Pio, which includes footage of the saint, his monastery, and his beatification, with commentary from his close friend, Msgr. Giancarlo Setti. (Airs 10 a.m. ET, Thurs., Sept. 24 and 2 p.m. ET, Sat., Sept. 26.)

For even more information, visit our special mini-site on St. Pio at

God bless you Family!


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