Friday, July 4, 2008

Prayer by Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

I've been doing research about Padre Pio and reading through his collected correspondence, and I came upon this prayer that he wrote:

O holy souls free from all anxiety, who are already made happy in heaven by that torrent of supreme sweetness, how I envy you your happiness! Ah, for pity's sake, since you are so close to the Fountain of life, since you see me dying of thirst in this despicable world, be propitious to me and give me a little of that delightfully fresh water.
(from his letter to Padre Agostino of October 17, 1915)

There are times when I can certainly identify with his sentiments, to a surprising degree--just not when I'm behind my camera!