Saint Padre Pio Makes an Appearance in an Unlikely Place

… in this week’s Free Will Astrology column:

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A Detroit woman became so crushed by despair that she decided to kill herself. Ethel Farbinger’s husband and mother had died within the span of a month, and she felt she couldn’t go on. Retreating to a bathroom with the intention of plunging a knife into her heart, she was diverted from her plan by a vision shimmering in the toilet bowl. There in the water she saw an image of Saint Padre Pio, who spoke to her. “Ending it all will cause more problems than it will solve,” he said. “Let God’s love help you through this ordeal.” Farbinger’s suicidal urges instantly departed, and she returned to her life with a renewed sense of purpose. I don’t believe you’re in anywhere near as bad a shape as she was, Capricorn, but I suspect there will be at least one similarity between her story and yours: You’ll find redemption where once there was crap.


  1. Poor Padre Pio, Now they have him working as the Ty dee bowl man.

    Say it isn’t so!

  2. cubeland mystic says

    It’s not really out of character for a southern Italians.

  3. Rufus McCain says

    I thought it was a wonderful demonstration of the saint’s offbeat sense of humor. I just wish he’d said, “Don’t flush your life down the toilet!”

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