Oh Saint Pio, witness of faith and love. We praise your life as a Capuchin friar, as a priest and as a loyal witness of Christ. Your life was marked by suffering, and we call you "A crucified without a Cross". Love moved you to care for the sick, to attract the sinners and to deeply live the mystery of Eucharist and forgiveness. You powerfully interceded with God throughout your life, and continue to do so from the heavens, by doing good and interceding for us. We wish to rely on your help. Pray for us. We are asking this from you for Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.