Category: Places of Padre Pio – Pietrelcina

Padre Pio also known as Saint Pio was born in Pietrelcina, Italy, a small country town located in southern Italy. Long after he left, St. Padre Pio was reported to say, “Pietrelcina will be preserved like the apple of my eyes.”  Before dying, he declared, “During my life I have favoured San Giovanni Rotondo. After my death, I will favour Pietrelcina.”

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Pietrelcina, the small tower (torretta)

Pietrelcina: The small tower (torretta). Not far from the birthplace of Padre Pio, on the summit of the remains of an ancient baronial castle one can find the “Small Tower”. A small room, constructed on a rock in which one enters by a steep staircase. This small room welcomed Padre Pio from 1909 to 1912, difficult years of sickness that...

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Pietrelcina. The Capuchin Convent and the prophesy

Pietrelcina: the Capuchin Convent and the prophesy. The story of the construction of the convent is wrapped in a “prophesy”. In one of the usual evening walks, surrounded by seminarians and a young Capuchin monk, the archpriest Don (Father) Salvatore Pannullo, as usual – (this was told by an eyewitness) – “the archpriest listened more to the talks of Forgione,...

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Sant Mary’s of the Angels Church to Pietrelcina

The church of Saint Mary’s of the Angels, today the Mother Church of Pietrelcina, is situated near the Saint Annunciation square (Piazza Santissima Annuziata), here is venerated the Madonna of the Libera, that padre Pio affectionately called “Our small Madonna”. Here, he was ordained deacon in 1909 and had administered his first Baptism to a child that would one day...

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The house in Sant Mary of the Angels way

Padre Pio da Pietrelcina: The house in Sant Mary of the Angels way. Between 1910 and 1912 when the extreme physical sufferance did not permit him to arrive to the “Small Tower”, Padre Pio transferred to the nearby house of his brother Michele in Via Santa Maria degli Angeli n. 44.A small descent house made of three rooms, where Padre...

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The home where Padre Pio was born

The home where Padre Pio was born – 27, Vico Storto Valle Pietrelcina The home where Francesco was born is the paternal home of zi Grazio (his father) which can be found on 27, Vico Storto Valle a one room house, in which one enters by three steps from the outside, upon entering to the right, is a night-table and...

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Pietrelcina, The way of the Rosary

The ” Way of the Rosary” is a small street that parts from the “castle ” district, near the door of the Small Madonna, and in a few minutes crosses the fields and leads to Piana Romana. Here there is a group of houses, one near the other, among these the farmhouse of the Forgione family. Padre Pio, as a...

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Pietrelcina, The Church of Saint Ann

Pietrelcina, The Church of Saint Anna The church has two naves and behind the main altar one can admire a canvas painting of the 1600’s representing the Madonna of Loreto; in the smaller nave there are small niches with statues of the 1600’s representing the Assumption, the Crowning of the Virgin and Saint Rose. Always in the smaller nave there...

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Pietrelcina, The Caphel of Saint Francis

Padre Pio da Pietrelcina: The Caphel of Saint Francis. That small hut for me became a real small church”: these words were said later on by Padre Pio. Just right in the place where there was the small hut of hay, Mercurio Scocca, childhood friend of Padre Pio, lived in the large farm near that of Padre Pio’s family in...

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Pietrelcina, The farm of Piana Romana

PIETRELCINA The farm of Piana Romana Outside of Pietrelcina, a few minutes from the town, up on a hill rich with crops and old elm trees, there is a farmhouse in the middle of the countryside where Fancesco’s family passed the months of field or rural works. The farm house is made up of one large poor room, which is...

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Pietrelcina, the birthplace of Padre Pio

Pietrelcina: The birthplace of Padre Pio. Pietrelcina is a small picturesque town made of wide streets, pretty homes, and very well cured gardens. There are ancient signs of its remote origin and of places that recollect the birth and life of the Holy Monk. The ancient portal reminds one of the original barons of the town and to the side...