ACH47: While Padre Pio was not American, as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, he did have some interesting interactions with US servicemen during and after WWII, including reports of a flying friar waving off bombers over San Giovanni Rotondo and rescuing a US pilot over the Pacific whose parachute didn’t open.
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Links for this episode:
- Flying Monk, Padre Pio
- Saint Padre Pio – Mustard Seed Recording
- My Brother Met Padre Pio During World War II – Padre Pio Devotions
- Padre Pio Saves His Monastery from Bombing During World War II – Virily
- Padre Pio The Mystic – Bilocation
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