Nina Campanile's brother Pasqualino died in combat on September 26, 1916. Her mom sent Nina with her teacher Vittorina Ventrella to ask Padre Pio if
Pasqualino was saved. " Yes he is saved, but he needs your prayers." She asked again on Christmas 1918. "He is up there!”
Carmela Marocchino's brother Padre Vittore da Canosa died suddenly on January 29, 1958. Carmela asked Padre Pio why the sudden death.
"Do you know what Jesus did of your brother? Jesus went into the garden, and there were many flowers, and one was more beautiful
than the others. He leaned on the most beautiful and picked it. " Is he saved?" Yes, but we need to pray." On July 29 she asked again if he was saved.
"My daughter, we priests are more responsible in front of God. Let's continue praying.”
On December 29, 1958 she asked again were her brother was. "He is in Paradise.”
Carmela Marocchino asked Padre Pio if her parents were safe. "Even if your parents are in Paradise we need to continue to pray. If they don't need prayers the suffrages are applied to other souls."
Padre Francesco Napolitano reported what he had heard from Orazio, Padre Pio's father. Orazio went to spend some few days with hi son in 1926. He was assigned the cell #10. When he tried to enter the cell, two friars stood in front of the door, not letting him in. He explained who he was, to no avail. When he made a step to force himself in, the disappeared. He was terrorized, and went to Padre Pio. "Dad, don't get agitated, those are two poor friars in Purgatory. They have to serve their Purgatory in the spot were they disobeyed the rule of St. Francis.”
Padre Francesco Napolitano reported that in 1945 Fra' Pietro, entering his cell at night, saw a young friar sitting on his desk, with the head down like he was meditating. He asked who he was, but he disappeared. Terrorized, he run to Padre Pio. Padre Pio accompanied him back to his cell and said: "That young friar is a poor novice who is serving his purgatory in this cell. But don't worry he will not bother you again, and you will never see him again."
When we pray for the souls in Purgatory we will always get something back
"The souls in Purgatory repay the prayers that we say for them."
"The souls in Purgatory pray for us."