Skip to comments.St. Pio of Pietrelcina [Padre Pio]
Posted on 09/18/2008 10:37:17 PM PDT by Salvation
What is the significance of Padre Pio? I have heard of him but don’t know why.
He bore the marks of crucifixion. Active bleeding from his hands, feet, side. Some even say he had a should injury.
Probably the greatest modern day saint for Catholics.
Thanks for asking.
BTW, the church that has been built in Pietrelcina, San Giovanni Rotunda is the SECOND largest Catholic Church after St. Peter’s Basilica. (Just learned that today.)
I bought a “used” book and there was a card in it with Padre Pio’s photo but no information at all. Then I saw your post so it was one of those coincidences. I do see your post also had some stuff on it (a little more than I can digest right now since there is so much info there).
Thanks for the “short” version.