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Catholic Word of the Day: BILOCATION, 09-16-10 ^ | 09-16-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 09/16/2010 8:45:22 AM PDT by Salvation

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Multiple or simultaneous presence of the same substance or soul in two places distant from each other. Bilocations have been frequently reported in the lives of the saints. (Etym. Latin bi, double + locus, location, space, place.)

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It is said that Padre Pio bi-located during World War II to protect certain sites. There are stories from pilots who saw him hovering in the air.
1 posted on 09/16/2010 8:45:26 AM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 09/16/2010 8:46:23 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Any other stories of bilocation?

3 posted on 09/16/2010 8:47:34 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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My late father in law was witness to a bilocation of Padre Pio. As a young man, he was an altar boy, and very devout (& remained so throughout his life, I might add, touching many lives, including mine).

He attended Manhattan College,in NYC, for both prep school and college, graduating in 1948. One morning he came in to church a little early to get ready, and he was surprised to see a priest already there. He helped him prepare for mass, and when all was ready, the priest held out his ring, and Dad kissed it. When mass was over, the nuns, who were in attendance, and had watched the whole thing, came excitiedly over to him and told him that that was Padre Pio.

After his death, cleaning out his apartment, I came across many faded articles and clippings of Padre Pio among his papers.

My father in law was an upstanding citizen, a man of God, and integrity, and not given to hyperbole, or drama. He told this family story only a few times, but it was well known by the family, and he never waivered from its details.

4 posted on 09/16/2010 8:59:18 AM PDT by Red Boots
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I believe every word of it. Padre Pio received extraordinary gifts from God.

The wounds in his hands gave off an extraordinary perfume. It was described to me by a Priest who met Pio (and of course Pio’s wounds and the perfume thereof have been described by many other witnesses).

5 posted on 09/16/2010 9:05:29 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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More than one bomber pilot saw St. Padre Pio flying in the air -- even though they were afraid people would think they were crazy or suffering from shell shock, they finally compared stories.

St. Anthony of Padua also bilocated -

IN the Church of St. Pierre-du-Queyraix in Limoges, an incident took place which more than ever showed the extraordinary favors granted by Heaven to St. Anthony of Padua. It was Easter and Anthony was preaching the sermon of the day. Suddenly he remembered that he had been appointed to chant the Aleluia at the Convent Mass in the local friary. And he had failed to arrange for a substitute.

Anthony stopped short in his sermon and remained silent for some time. To the congregation it appeared that the preacher was merely gathering his thoughts. What they did not know was that Anthony, during that period of silence, had appeared in the convent choir to fulfill his assignment. A few moments later Anthony took up the thread of his interrupted sermon as if nothing had occured. A miracle of bilocation had been worked in his behalf.

6 posted on 09/16/2010 12:27:14 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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Had never heard that story. Thanks for posting it.

7 posted on 09/16/2010 2:21:31 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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