Why Padre Pio?

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We celebrate his feast day on Sept. 23. Padre Pio (1887–1968) — the Italian friar, priest, stigmatist, and mystic — is one of the most famous of our 20th-century saints. We can chalk that up to his stigmata — the wounds of Christ visible on his hands, feet, and side.

But why Padre Pio? And what does his stigmata mean for us? Also, you may be surprised to learn where the majority of people came from who came to visit him in San Giovanni Rotondo.

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Padre Pio - Sep 25, 2014

Saint Padre Pio pray for us . Amen

Pam - Sep 24, 2016

Dear St. Padre Pio,
I am seeking and knocking, hoping for your divine intercession in our family. Praying a special intercession for our son Ryan, in his marriage. Also praying my son Ron who in need of a full time job in law enforcement. Please keep my sons close to you and St. Michael. Please I'm begging for your intercession. St. Padre Pio pray for our family and the whole world.

Arlene - Apr 23, 2017

Thank you for your segment on Padre Pio!
Also, thank you for your "Fiat" to Christ.
Enjoy your presentations. Please pray for our family... many needs. Thank you!

Cecille - Apr 23, 2017

Thank you Padre Pio for hearing my cry for help, for assuring me when I'm in doubt, for interceding and praying for me, for taking care of me, for adopting me as your spiritual daughter. Pls make sure that you will be welcoming me in the gates of heaven when my days here on earth is over.

joy - Apr 24, 2017

Dear Padre Pio,
Please help me carry all the problems I am experiencing now with my work. I am asking for your Divine Intervention for I know that in you I could have a peace of mind. I am begging for your intercession, let the truth prevail.
in Jesus name!

Martha - Jun 14, 2017

I have recently read many books about Padre Pio. I am more than curious to know why Mary Pyle said that the world would be surprised to know who Padre Pio really is. What did she mean by that? Who was he, really? Padre Pio was in constant pain. He wanted it that way. He disdained the crowds who pushed and shoved their way toward him. They were mostly cruel in selfishly wanting to get near to him. He stated that he'd be more help from heaven. Padre Pio, bless you.