If I were to rank the lessons from that evolving list of Mom's teachings to which I must have mentally added dozens more, the most important lesson would be - and this I believe every mother should impart to a child - the universe is for all, and one must always happily share it with all creation.
Many people said Pio knew what they were about to confess. He is said to have told then-bishop Karol Wojytla of Poland in the mid-1960s that he would become pope. Wojtyla became Pope John Paul in 1978 and in 2002 declared Pio a saint.
Padre Pio’s biographers say he wrestled with the Devil regularly in his cell in a small monastery that is now the centerpiece of a sprawling complex visited by a million pilgrims a year.
Someday, his best friends and family hope, this bright, amiable, well-mannered senator will "win" the heart of the right woman. But for now, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian will repeat what he has done the past 10 Valentine's Day: go home early and sleep.