"Daily Thoughts of Padre Pio" was sent for the first time in 2002, the year of the canonization of Padre Pio.
It was our friend Regina's suggestion. She asked us, if possible, to send teachings of Padre Pio everyday directly to her email inbox. At that time, most of the books about Padre Pio were available only in Italian. Still it seemed to us a very easy task to translate a thought of Padre Pio everyday and send it to 11 persons (Regina, two other friends and our family)... We did that for about fifteen days and supposed that by then Regina would have had enough themes to meditate on, and that she probably would not even miss the daily phrases. Following her divine inspiration, Regina wrote to us asking why the daily phrases were not arriving any more. Maybe Regina doesn't realize it, but it is because of her that today we are millions of people around the world learning a virtue everyday - perhaps all of them, like us, without even noticing it!
That is how "Daily Thoughts of Padre Pio" was created, as a free service, offered by a volunteer group. It aims to spread Padre Pio's teachings and work, so that through his intercession we may more easily turn our lives on earth into a highway that leads us back to God - and to Heaven.
The daily phrases are taken from Padre Pio's writings.
Since the beginning, we have been publishing just a short message (as simple as Padre Pio himself!) This allows access to any reader, in any system (website, facebook, linkedIn, twitter, instagram), and takes up very little space.
"Daily Thoughts of Padre Pio" is offered in six languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese.
The phrases of Padre Pio each day are not the same in all languages, that is, the same phrase is not translated daily to all other languages (although this may happen occasionally). Each language has its own system and the phrases are published separately in each different language.
Although recipients do not pay anything for "Daily Thoughts of Padre Pio", we have to pay our providers in order to publish the messages.