The tour of the relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina – better known as Padre Pio – will resume in several Archdioceses and Dioceses in the United States and Canada this year from May 1 to June 15 and again from September 15 to November 15. The 2019 tour follows the last two years’ sensational and headline-making tours that attracted more than a half million of the faithful. In addition, some of the most important secular media covered this event, including FOX NEWS, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, to mention just a few.
The relics of Saint Pio available for public veneration include:
– His glove
– The crusts of his wounds
– Cotton gauze bearing his blood stains
– A lock of his hair
– His mantle
– His handkerchief soaked with his sweat only hours before he died
From May 1 to June 15, the relics will be on public display in the following Archdioceses and Dioceses:
● St. Philip Parish in the Diocese of Evansville on Wednesday, May 1
● St. Bernard Parish in the Diocese of Joliet on Friday, May 3
● St. Ambrose Cathedral of the Diocese of Des Moines on Wednesday, May 8
● Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Wednesday, May 15
● San Miguel Archangel Catholic Church in the Diocese of San Angelo on Sunday, May 19
● St. Theresa Parish of the Diocese of Antigonish on Thursday, May 30
● Holy Rosary Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Regina on Saturday, June 1
● Miller Catholic High School of the Archdiocese of Regina on Sunday, June 2
● Cocathédrale de la Nativité de la Bienheureuse Vierge Marie in the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall on Monday, June 3
● Cathedral of St. Patrick in the Diocese of Charlotte on Tuesday, June 11
● Basilica of the Assumption of the Archdiocese of Baltimore on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15
Get additional information about the full tour of the relics at SaintPioFoundation.org.
For more information related to a particular public veneration, please contact the local cathedral, basilica, or church.
“We are indeed grateful to all of those who have helped us to bring the relics of Padre Pio to so many faithful in these past two years. The most important fact, in our opinion, was that the majority of those attending the tour of the relics of Padre Pio would never be able to travel to San Giovanni Rotondo or Pietrelcina to visit the places where our Saint was born, lived, and died. It has, therefore, become a mission for us to enable these faithful devotees to have a ‘spiritual encounter’ with Padre Pio,” said President and CEO Luciano Lamonarca.
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