The Padre Pio Relic Tour Comes to the USA This Week

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"The Padre Pio Relic Tour Comes to the USA This Week" by Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS (CatholicMom.com)

Courtesy of the Saint Pio Foundation. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Do you have a special devotion to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)? If so, you may wish to mark your calendar this May for your opportunity to venerate the relics of this beloved twentieth-century Franciscan priest and stigmatist.

The first leg of the US tour of Padre Pio’s relics begins Saturday, May 6 in Philadelphia, PA. Other stops include Pittsburgh, PA; Denver, CO; Lincoln, NE; Los Angeles, CA and Arlington, VA.  In September, the tour will visit New York, NY; LaCrosse, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Bridgeport, CT and Saginaw, MI.

"The Padre Pio Relic Tour Comes to the USA This Week" by Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS (CatholicMom.com)

Courtesy of the Saint Pio Foundation. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

This tour comes on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the saint’s birth and the 15th anniversary of his canonization.

Saint Pio was a Capuchin Franciscan friar who received the stigmata, the marks of the five wounds of Christ, in 1918. He is the first priest in the history of the Church to bear Christ’s wounds. Padre Pio was known as a wise confessor and counseled many through his letters as well as in the confessional.

Download tour fliers and find more information on the Saint Pio relic tour.

Copyright 2017 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS

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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan, and editor at CatholicMom.com. Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for this info! I saw it mentioned on another site with hard to find info about where they will be going. Looks like my shortest drive would be only 16 hours straight, according to google!

    It’s very tempting…

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