Celebrating Saint Pio

PRESENTATION
From May 6 to May 21 and from September 17 to October 8, 2017, major relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, commonly known as Padre Pio, will be on tour in a pilgrimage to the United States. “Saint Pio Comes to America” is a first-of-its-kind tour.

When the remains of Saint Pio’s body were exhibited in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome for the first time in February 2016, during the Holy Year of Mercy, it was not by chance. It was done so in response to the explicit request of Pope Francis. As one of the most beloved saints of the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Pio has been a model of forgiveness and mercy for millions of people around the globe. He was known also to be a beloved confessor, often spending as many as 16 hours a day hearing the confessions of those who visited him to obtain his absolution.

Padre Pio is a saint of our own time, a man who was devoted to great charity, penance, forgiveness, and the fearless preaching of the truth about who the Lord Jesus Christ really is. He attended to the needs of the poor, especially the sick, founding the “Home for the Relief of Suffering,one of the largest hospitals in the Western world and residing in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.

The mission of the Saint Pio Foundation is to promote the legacy and charism of Saint Pio and to bring help to those in need of relief from suffering. For this reason the Foundation is humbly grateful for the privilege of sponsoring this first-ever tour of the relics of Saint Pio. Thousands of faithful believers in the United States will have the opportunity to pray to Padre Pio and to ask for his intercession.

We are deeply grateful to all the Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops, who have agreed to support this tour by allowing us to bring these relics of Padre Pio into their Archdioceses and Dioceses.

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May God Bless You!