Take me to Padre Pio

Sep 08, 2021 336

BY: Suzanna Molino Singleton

During many treks to the Jersey Shore I take different routes, my favorite being Route 40 East because it passes through quaint small towns and farmland. My small red Fiat 500X zips past a handful of farmers’ produce stands promoting freshly picked strawberries, watermelons and peaches, festive garden stores, local wineries, various gift shops, a western wear store and a woman selling gladiolas from a pickup truck.

I often say one day I’ll stop at some of these country delights; yet I never take the time in my hurriedness to reach the beach. Then I saw it … a Padre Pio marquee reading “pray, hope and don’t worry” in bright red scrolling letters. It was a side-of-the-road promo announcing a beautiful outdoor St. Padre Pio shrine and garden at an intersection in the small town of Landisville, New Jersey.

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SOURCE: https://catholicreview.org/

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