Armata Bianca is an ecclesiastical Movement whose main goal is the spiritual care of children with their Consecration to the Father through Mary, with the formation of Nests of prayer and with their preparation for First Communion when they have reached the age of reason. It is also a Work which defends Life, makes known the Merciful Face of God the Father, and missionary Evangelization...

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«Father Eusebio, get the weapon from my pocket». Father Eusebio didn’t understand and Padre Pio pointed to the pocket of his habit where he kept his rosary.
His closest spiritual sons knew well what the rosary meant to Padre Pio. Cleonice Morcaldi writes: «the night before he died he was at his usual place, on the porch, with the weapon in his hand»

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The Armata Bianca was founded in 1973 by the Capuchin Father Andrea D’Ascanio by the will of Padre Pio of Pietralcina of the Capuchin Friar Minors of St. Francis of Assisi and of the Servant of God Padre Pio Dellepiane, of the Minim Friars of St. Francis of Paola, his spiritual fathers....

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To live out intensely and spread – especially amongst children in age and in spirit – the consecration to God the Father in the spirit of Fatima and Montfort for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in this apocalyptic conflict with evil…

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All children in age and all those who are willing to become “little in spirit” by consecrating themselves to the Father in an unconditional “yes” to His Will. Just like Mary...

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Armata Bianca has always been closely united with the Holy Pope and the Ecclesiastic Authorities. Together with John Paul II it experienced the marvellous events of the last part of the 20th century and the beginning of the third millennium...

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Was born on 15 February 1935. He studied at the University of Perugia; after visiting Assisi he examined his whole life in the light of the Gospel. He abandons his university studies and – after receiving the approval of Padre Pio from Pietrelcina, his spiritual Father – he entered the novitiate of the Capuchin Friars in Abruzzo on 8 December 1955. He became a priest on 25 March 1962. In 1970 he graduated in Letters and Philosophy with highest honours at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome.

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