Donal Enright

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  1. padraig

    padraig New Member

  2. padraig

    padraig New Member

    This may be about Garabandal tomorrow.;)
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  3. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Yes, saw that but had never heard of him. Wonder if Michael Brown is in Ireland because he said he met him and noted his 'depth of prayer'.
  4. maryrose

    maryrose Powers

    I met Donal Enright many years ago. My late mother and I went with him to San Giovanni in 1970 a year after my father had died. Fr Allessio came to Ireland to learn english in 1969 and visited my father who was dying of cancer in a Dublin hospital. My father died a very holy death and the following year we traveled with Donal to San Giovanni in thanksgiving. Donal was a very inspirational person and he could speak for hours on the life of Padre Pio as he knew him intimately. He used to travel all over ireland giving talks about Padre Pio.
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  5. Scolaire Bocht

    Scolaire Bocht Archangels

    Great man, totally authentic, see:
    There are other YouTube videos as well where you can hear him speaking.
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  6. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I believe every word of it, completely ,at once and without difficulty. How wonderful. I only wish discernment was always so clear cut, but Donal has a soul as clear as a glass of spring water, transparent, like a child.

    I am looking forward to hearing what he has to say about Padre Pio and Garabandal today.

    I have been praying and praying about Garabandal these past few days and have been more and more assured it is true.

    I take this, from Donal as yet another sign from heaven.
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  7. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Padraig - I have listed to audio and watched a few clips on Youtube and you have summed him up. A man of small stature and yet so powerful with his simple message and I just love him because he is that older generation in Ireland we remember as kids whose faith is like a rock and just unmoveable. A real rock of a man.
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  8. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

  9. Scolaire Bocht

    Scolaire Bocht Archangels

    Yes that's right...
  10. jerry

    jerry Guest

    Tomorrow has arrived.

    I have c&p'd the article. If only to make sure a hard copy exists in this forum as originally posted.
    What is said about Garabandal i find very interesting indeed. It perhaps offers an answer to the conundrum.

    A devout 93-year-old Irishman in Cork City who grew close to Padre Pio's inner circle during the early 1960s asserts that the saint had grave concerns about the future.

    "The world is afire," the man, Dónal Enright, quotes Saint Pio, the famous stigmatic, as remarking, when asked about coming times. "The flames of perdition are already lit; if men don't return to God, millions will die and millions will prefer to be dead."

    Enright said such prophetic utterances were conveyed to him and others by Mary Pyle, an American woman from New York City who spent forty-five years at San Giovanni Rotundo in the east-central region of Italy known as the Gargano as a personal assistant and interpreter for the saint. Entire books have been written about Pyle, who was received into the Franciscan Third Order by Pio himself and was described as the saint's best friend. She died the same year as Pio, an event that Enright says was foreseen by the future saint, who told her she would go before he did. (Pyle died on April 6, 1968; Pio died on September 23 of that same year.)

    Enright said he did not carry on many direct conversations with the famous mystic out of respect for the monk but was often present in the sacristy with a small group of followers for the daily blessing following Pio's extraordinary liturgy. The saint gave a personal rosary to Enright, who arrived at San Giovanni in October of 1960 and spent the rest of that year and the entirety of 1961 in proximity to the Franciscan monastery that Saint Pio called home for half a century. Enright, who became a close friend of Pyle's, says he has no doubt that Pio foresaw extremely tumultuous times for men.

    "In the end, the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Mother will triumph," opines Enright, who is currently at a nursing facility in Cork City but remains unusually alert, well-spoken, and strikingly lucid. "It will not be the end of the world but of Satan's time; the devil will be driven back to hell. People will come back to God." For our discernment.

    The Irishman further says he was told by Pyle that Saint Pio believed there would be a time of enlightenment after the chastisement and that "there will be a cure for cancer, and it will be so simple the medical experts will all wonder why they never thought of it earlier.

    "It [the renewal] will be the biggest victory since Calvary. I believe there will be a 'warning' sign before Our Lady's victory, but I'm not sure when."

    Enright indicated he does not believe the entire third secret of Fatima -- which included the image of an angel torching the world -- has been released.

    Some of his assertions, of course, fall into line with dialogue that has been widespread in Marian circles for several decades. His quotations from Pio on fire affirm reports by authors such as Bernard Ruffin, who in a definitive book called Padre Pio: The True Story quoted the stigmatic saint as likewise saying, "Can't you see the world catching on fire?" when he was asked about future events. The notion of fire has been indicated at Church-approved apparitions in Kibeho, Rwanda and a tremendous wildfire in Wisconsin (the same day as the great Chicago fire) followed warnings of chastisement from the Blessed Mother near Green Bay in the first apparition ever formally approved in the U.S.

    Or might "fire" be used symbolically?

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  11. jerry

    jerry Guest


    Enright says he asked Pio through Pyle about alleged apparitions that were occurring at the time in north-central Spain in a mountain hamlet called Garabandal, which has been in the spotlight of late due to the death of a man who was closely affiliated with it. "She said he (Padre Pio) approved of it," Enright told Spirit Daily. "That was in 1961. When I went back and asked in 1963 about Garabandal, she (Pyle) said Padre Pio said that Satan had entered Garabandal. Pyle was emphatic about Garabandal."

    Concerns about possible diabolical infiltration have been expressed elsewhere through the years, including by the mother of seer Conchita Gonzalez. Enright questioned certain prophecies from the apparition, including one to do with a priest who was supposed to be incorrupt but during a later reburial was found to be in a skeletal state. He asserts that when one of the seers traveled to San Giovanni Rotundo, she received a general blessing with others but later, when brought before Pio by a Spanish priest for a personal blessing, was denied for reasons that Pio never revealed. "They surmised it was because her skirt was a bit above the knees," Enright claims. It is impossible to confirm or dismiss such assertions. He also said there have been errant reports that a cloth or veil placed over Pio's face upon death had been given to the seer at Pio's request. "There were four cloths," says Enright, who kept close contact with those at the monastery. "They were like handkerchiefs. It was a priest who cut off a piece of one and gave it to the seer. There are just many, many errors in what has been written about Garabandal and Padre Pio."

    Enright's assertions potentially explain discrepancies through the years, with some claiming Padre Pio believed in Garabandal and even encouraged at least one devout man, Joey Lomangino, of Long Island -- in 1963 -- to go there (Lomangino, who died last week, became a fervent promoter of the site; he returned often to visit San Giovanni Rotundo), while a priest, Father Ermelindo de Capua, who had served as Padre Pio's English translator in the saint's later years, says Pio was negative about it. The Garabandal seer reportedly visited San Giovanni in 1966 during a trip to Rome, where Pope Paul VI reportedly blessed her.

    Enright believes that there is truth to the apparitions and that a prophesied great "miracle" will be seen at the site, high up in the beautiful Cantabrian Mountains. "It was definitely real. He [Padre Pio] believed the Blessed Mother was (initially) appearing there."

    One website asserts that "Father Bernardino, then acting Superior of Padre Pio’s convent in San Giovanni Rotondo, wrote a letter in 1969, which contained the following; 'While he was living, the same Padre Pio guaranteed the authenticity of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin. He met with [the seer] at San Giovanni Rotondo. Even during the last days of his life, he talked about this to his brothers in religious life (noting that Padre Pio was also careful not to take a public stance on them)."

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  12. padraig

    padraig New Member

    .... 'Fire' is such an interesting word. It is used as regard hell, I In Fatima. The flames of hell are lit for the many who will be thrown in there. Mind you if it was bad when Padre Pio was alive....

    Padre Pio was so interesting and good. I wish he were alive today. But they would soon shut him up.
  13. Oakline

    Oakline Tadhg

    I met Donal once amazing man he wrote a book called.
    fisher of souls by donal enright.
    There is a part in the book when he got a pair of rosary beads of padre pio which he used to visited the sick with. When suddenly he remembered padre pio saying to him be very carefull the devil will try to take theses off you so it put them into a tin box and put them under the seat of his car minutes later Donal had a crash his car was destroyed and so was his skull.
    The tin box was crushed but the beads were untouched 3/4 of his skull was crushed and he had to get his eye stitched up because the doctors said it was lost. He awoke and after a stay in hospital he went home he slept on the rosary beads for a few days and he felt his eye moving inside the stitches he phoned the doctors and they said it was nerves but when he went back for a check up they opened the eye and he had full use of it.
    The book is an amazing read !
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  14. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Welcome to the forum Oakline.

    Was the book a local publication as I cannot locate a copy anywhere online? Sounds wonderful.
  15. Oakline

    Oakline Tadhg

    Ill ask around if I come across it ill posted it to you I read it years ago.
  16. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Thanks Oakline - no worries if you can't source a copy.
  17. wounded knee

    wounded knee New Member

    The death has occurred of DONAL ENRIGHT
    Monkstown, Cork

    (“Villa Pio”, Monkstown) On October 12th 2015, peacefully in the excellent care of the staff of St. Joseph’s Mount Desert, Donal beloved husband of the late Anne, dear father of Pio, Gerard, Alessia and Donal. Sadly missed by his loving family, daughters-in-law Martha, Angela and Eileen, son-in-law Jason, grandchildren Lauren, Rebecca, Grace, Saoirse, Joseph, David and the late AnnaMae, Niece Finola, relatives and a large circle of friends and Padre Pio Devotees.

    May he rest in peace.

    Reposing at Fordes Funeral Home, Old Waterpark, Carrigaline on Wednesday (14th) from 5.00pm until Removal at 7.00pm to Sacred Heart Church, Monkstown. Requiem Mass on Thursday (15th) at 11.00am, burial afterwards in St. Coleman's Cemetery, Cobh.

    Date Published: Monday 12th October 2015
    Date of Death: Monday 12th October 2015

    RIP Donal, you were an inspiration to many of us.
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  18. Scolaire Bocht

    Scolaire Bocht Archangels

    That's very sad news, may Lord have mercy on him. I know very very few people go directly to heaven but I cannot help thinking his stay in purgatory will be just a flying visit!
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  19. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    May God have Mercy on your soul Donal Enright. Pray for us still here in exile blessed old gentleman.

    How come such wonderful people are not featured on the main news. We would be so blessed to hear all about them rather than footballers and film stars, and boring politicians.
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  20. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Straight to heaven no doubt about it. But I'll say a prayer anyway.

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