Their hearts no longer burn with longing for the Lord

By Manuela Strack

June 3, 2024

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Apparition of St. Padre Pio in Sievernich

While we are praying, St. Padre Pio appears in a brown monk's habit and brown half gloves. He blesses us and speaks:

"In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Beloved children of the Lord and the Virgin Mary, I pray for you and bless you in the love of the Lord.

All the more I pray for your priests. Their hearts often resemble extinguished stars. Their hearts no longer burn with longing for the Lord and it seems as if they have lost their faith and have gone astray. So they search for the love they lack. They look for it in creaturely love and fall into sin. Pray for your priests! The Lord loves them and does not want them to perish! Our Lady Mary prays for them daily at the throne of the Lord and I pray for you, dear priests.

I know the dangers and the snares that Satan lays for you. The love of the Lord surpasses everything and you will not find it in any creature. Your love is Jesus, do not forget it! Stand firm and you who have fallen, stand up and cry out to the Lord. Reconcile yourselves with Jesus, who is your great love and who loves you infinitely! He has come to save. Always remember this!

And you beloved children of God, fall on your knees and ask for mercy, ask for mitigation of all events that must come for purification. Do not forget that the Lord loves and that you can find refuge in His Precious Blood. The Lord cares for His sheep. He tends and loves them and does not abandon them. The sheep recognize the voice of the Lord. Seek the sacrament of reconciliation with your Lord and the Eternal Father. How much blessing it brings you. Every time a soul shone when it left the confessional and I was able to grant it indulgence."

He blesses us “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen." I was allowed to kiss his right hand in farewell. Then he left.


I searched for the expression Padre Pio's “extinguished stars” and actually found the following biblical passage: Compare in the Holy Scriptures Daniel 12, 2 and 3: “Of those who sleep in the land of dust, many will awake, some to everlasting life, others to shame, to everlasting disgrace. Those with insight will shine like the daylit sky, and all who have shown others the right way will shine like the stars for ever and ever."