Death of Padre Pio

Hour of Our Death: “Never in my life have I suffered so,” said Padre Pio. He could only walk with help. He slept only a few minutes at a time because his asthma and bronchitis kept him coughing. The priest assigned to be his companion heard him saying over and over at night, “My Jesus, my mother Mary, I offer up to you the groaning of my poor soul.” He would say during the day “Jesus, call me” and “I can’t carry on anymore.” He asked the superior, “Give me the obedience to die.” Read more here.