Last year, My mom visited a chapel and this is one of her favorite things to do in every place. As a good daughter, I tried my best to follow her way of devotion and also visit holy places. One night, I watched a preview of a chapel in Libis, QC. They featured the serenity of the place and how the place gave impact to believers.
In that very moment, I felt a sudden urge to visit the place. I look up over the internet, the exact location and made sure to visit the chapel the next day. I remember it was a Saturday and I just wore casual clothes which was not proper. Since I was a child, my mom has always taught me to be religious. To pray before meals, to pray Angel of God before bedtime and to thank the Lord every morning. To be honest, my faith was a bit lost a few months ago and that is the reason why I looked for this place. Where I can submit my self and see the Lord once again.
The name of the chapel is Saint Padre Pio's Chapel.
As we are about to enter the Chapel, deep in my heart I asked for a divine intervention. In my thoughts I talked to the Lord and said the words : "Lord Jesus, Padre Pio, if you are really out there, please help me...to feel you once again and open my heart to see you more clearly" . I shared my thoughts to a friend and she said. " You do have a brave soul to say that". It is always true that the realization of our actions comes after. I actually pause for a few minutes when she said it.
We heard mass and suddenly, an unexplained feeling was felt in my heart that burst into tears. It was something I could not understand and would just cry like a river. The emotions was so much that I just cried the entire visit. I felt the tears just washed away all the rejections, the hurts, the disappointments and all kinds of emotions which I could no longer take.
After the mass, we went inside the Sacred Place. There lies, the holy replicas of Saint Padre Pio and the Passion of Christ. I cried until all the pain goes away, I couldn't help myself but just shed the tears which I don't know where it came from. I felt better after the experience.
It was the most lovely feeling I have ever felt in my life. It was like the Lord and Padre Pio tapped my shoulders and just made me feel relieved. The Lord and Padre Pio have slowly healed my emotions and the deepest recesses of my heart. We must always keep on praying for it is a good food for the soul.
Until now, I have become to be more prayerful. Through prayers you will see things differently. You become more faithful to the Lord and not only to pray for myself but for other people's welfare. I have learned to be more careful in all ways, to humble myself in all means and worship him with all my heart.
Thank You Lord for all your blessings. Thank You St. Padre Pio for always being there. I Love You with all my heart and soul.