Welcome to the site dedicated to Padre Pio of Pietrelcina: life and history. The places where he was born, San Giovanni Rotondo where he lived.
The stigmata, the miracles, the prayers and the intercessions of St. Pio. Padre Pio young and the novitiate, the friar and the priest, the phrases and prayers of the Saint of Pietrelcina.
Blessed you Pietrelcina tyhat first you heard the whimpers the beatified receiving him in a humble place.
In every road, in every church, every where, every day, Padre Pio borns again.
Among your people, through your valleys that man met God.
In your silence, in your peace, with umility,and with obedience he accepted his call.
Bessed you Pietrelcina mother heart and loved land.
Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (Italian: Pio da Pietrelcina), O.F.M. Cap. commonly known as Padre Pio, (May 25, 1887 – September 23, 1968) was a friar, priest, stigmatist and mystic of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Padre Pio became famous for bearing the stigmata for most of his life. This condition generated much interest and controversy around him. He is now venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church.
Padre Pio da Pietrelcina was born Francesco Forgione, and given the name of Pius (Italian: Pio) when he joined the Capuchins. After his beatification in 1999, he was canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 16, 2002.
Pietrelcina was a town where feast days of saints were celebrated throughout the year, and the Forgione family was deeply religious. They attended daily Mass, prayed the Rosary nightly, and abstained from meat three days a week in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Although Francesco’s parents and grandparents were illiterate, they memorized the Scriptures and narrated Bible stories to their children. His mother said Francesco was able to see and speak with Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and his guardian angel, and that as a child, he assumed that all people could do so.