Millions of devotees will share their inspirational testimonies and powerful stories about miracles and answered prayers through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina to a worldwide radio audience in a half-hour weekly radio program starting on Thursday, October 20, 2016, over DYRD-AM at 9:00 – 9:30 PM.
The 30-minute evening program which is co-organized by the Philippine Centre for St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Inc. and Isola de Francesco will focus on people’s testimonies on how they came to know St. Pio that brought them closer to God.
The testimonies of miraculous healings associated with St. Pio’s intercession, religious conversions, and spiritual experiences will be shared by people from all walks of life during the program.
Hosted by Fr. Felix Hora, a known devotee of St. Pio, the program will start off with the testimony of DZMM Teleradyo’s Bro. Jun Banaag, O.P. also known as Dr. Love, radio and TV counselor of the 17 years running “Dr. Love Radio Show”.
The Dominicans conferred on Dr. Love the Order of Preachers for which the O.P. after his name stands for.
A recipient of the Hall of Fame award from the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA), Dr. Love will share with listeners his path to conversion towards God after publicly admitting his adulterous liaisons and his seeking forgiveness that brought him back to his deep faith in the Almighty.
Scheduled to share their testimonies are Julius Caesar Concepcion Babao,Â popularly known as Julius Babao, broadcast journalist and his wife, Multi Media personality Christine Berzola, known as Tin Tin telling their stories on their answered prayers for a second child through the intercession of St. Pio.
The program aims to spread the devotion to St. Pio through testimonies that includeÂ the ways the Lord has worked in the lives of devotees and their steadfast faith in the intercession of St. Pio through a difficult time in their lives.
Padre Pio (Francesco Forgione) was born on May 25, 1887, in the small town of Pietrelcina, Italy, ordained priest under the Capuchin Order at the age of 23 and at 31 years old became the first stigmatized priest in the history of the Church.
And for fifty years, he bore the painful wounds in his hands, feet, and side before his death on September 23, 1968, at the age of eighty-one and was canonized by Pope John Paul ll on June 16, 2002.
The Philippine Centre for St. Pio of Pietrelcina, a non-stock, non-profit Securities and Exchange Commission registered organization was established in 1983 to promote religious devotion to St. Pio.
Isola de Francesco, geographically delineated as Pungtod Island isÂ a seventeen thousand square meter privately owned island off the coast of Panglao owned and titled under the names of Ramon Rodriguez and Digna Cloribel, who hails from Lourdes, Panglao.
Pungtod went under a complete clean-up after it was neglected by the owners and was an outstation to fisherfolks and a get-away for hedonistic day trippers allowing theÂ unbridled use of the island that was blighted with trash.
After several years the island was turned into a pilgrimage center for Saint Padre Pio and at the same time as a way station for visitors looking for a place to unwind and recharge their spiritual batteries under a clean and safe surroundings.
The island has been drawing thousands of visitors and devotees of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina since it was opened to the public last year and is now a must-visit destination for visitors in the province.
Rodriguez married the late Digna CloribelÂ and is the President of the Philippine Centre for St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Inc.
Rodriguez believes that his eyesight was restored through the intercession of Padre Pio and returned to the folds of God after living a life of sin and addiction.
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