Via del Rosario in Pietrelcina is a small road that starts in the Castello neighborhood, near the “Portal of the little Madonna” (la Porta Madonnella) – It only takes a few minutes to cross the fields and reach Piana Romana
Via del Rosario: The way of the Rosary in Pietrelcina
Via del Rosario (the way of the Rosary) is a small country road that Padre Pio would take. It started in the Castello neighborhood in Pietrelcina, near the the “Portal of the little Madonna” (la Porta Madonnella). It takes only a few minutes to cross the fields and reach the farm in Piana Romana.
Along the way, there are wells with fresh water where Padre Pio would stop for a drink and chat with the farmers.
Via del Rosario crosses a river, and it was on that bridge that the young Padre Pio would often encounter evil and cruel spirits that would mock and ridicule him, crying: “Here comes the Saint! Here comes the Saint!” Padre Pio would defend himself from the evil spirits by reciting the Holy Rosary.