Gemma di Giorgi was a child born without pupils in her eyes. Gemma was declared to be incurable by a number of specialists. At the age of seven (1947), Gemma’s grandmother brought her to Padre Pio. About half way there Gemma began to see. Gemma’s grandmother and other friends marveled at this miraculous occurrence; they called it a miracle! When Gemma arrived, Padre Pio, although never having seen Gemma before, called Gemma by name in front of the congregation at church, and heard her confession. During the confession, despite the fact that Gemma mentioned nothing of her blindness, Padre Pio made the sign of the cross over each eye. At the end of the confession, he blessed her, and said: “Be good and saintly.”
Decades after this event, Gemma sees perfectly and still undergoes eye examinations by specialists who agree that there is no explanation for her ability to see. Gemma has no pupils, and it is a scientific fact that without pupils a person cannot see. Gemma’s grandmother also said: “Many eye doctors have arrived here in our home and all have declared the same thing: that without pupils in one’s eyes one should not be able to see and that, therefore, this is a miracle.”
A Mrs. Dryden explains how Padre Pio was involved in the healing of her daughter. “When my daughter became ill with cancer of the cervix six years ago, her doctor gave her five years to live. At her last check up she was told that she was completely cured. I believe this is all due to Padre Pio. A Catholic friend
told me about him, so I prayed to him and put my trust in him. I am not a Catholic, but I believe this was a miracle.”
Stories such as the one above are numerous. There are many stories of physical healings and special interventions of Padre Pio, but I won’t cover more of these, since this booklet is not focused on his miraculous physical healings. One can read testimonies of people who were miraculously healed through the intercession of Padre Pio in many books; some of these are dedicated primarily to this topic.
 Clarice Bruno, Roads to Padre Pio, Seventh Edition, Barto, PA. p. 111.
 Clarice Bruno, Roads to Padre Pio, Seventh Edition, Barto, PA. pp. 113,114.
 Clarice Bruno, Roads to Padre Pio, Seventh Edition, Barto, PA. p. 115.
 Fr. Alessio Parente, God’s Graces Through Padre Pio’s Intercession, Vol. 2, National Centre for Padre Pio, Barto, PA. p. 504.
 Fr. Alessio Parente, God’s Graces Through Padre Pio’s Intercession, Vol. 2, National Centre for Padre Pio, Barto, PA.
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