Padre Pio spoke frequently in visions with Jesus, Mary and his own guardian angel. On other occasions he spent the night in intense struggles with the Devil. The Padre would be found in the morning with blood and bruises and other physical signs of the struggle. He was often exhausted, sometimes unconscious, and on one occasion suffered from broken bones in his body. On one occasion the iron bars of the window were twisted. Other monks often heard the noise of these encounters, although only Padre Pio saw the demons.