St Padre Pio Relics Still touring the United States; Don’t Miss out!

  • The relics will be displayed in 12 locations, including in California, Nebraska and New York

Relics of St Padre Pio, a Capuchin priest who bore the stigmata of Jesus, will be on public display in several US dioceses and archdioceses in May and again in the autumn.

The Saint Pio Foundation announced that the tour corresponds with the 130th anniversary of the Italian-born saint’s birth.

The tour will include 12 locations nationwide starting on May 6-8 at the Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

Hours that each site will be open for veneration and other events related to the tour were to be announced by each diocese.

Additional stops include:

— May 9 at St Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh.
— May 10-11 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver.
— May 13 at Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Lincoln, Nebraska.
— May 18-19 at St Andrew Church, Pasadena, California.
— May 20-21 at St Ann Church, Arlington, Virginia.
— Sept 17-18 at St Patrick Cathedral, New York.
— Sept 20 at Cathedral of St Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
— Sept. 20 at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Milwaukee.
— Sept. 22-23 at Basilica of St John the Evangelist, Stamford, Connecticut.
— Sept. 24 at St Theresa Church, Trumbull, Connecticut.
— Sept. 29 at Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, Saginaw, Michigan.

Born Francesco Forgione on May 25, 1887, to a poor family near Italy’s Adriatic coast, he entered the local Capuchin novitiate at the age of 15. He was ordained a priest in 1910 and almost immediately began informing his superiors that he was experiencing spiritual and physical signs, along with a number of health problems.

Beginning in 1918, at the age of 30, the priest reported bleeding from his hands, feet and side – the stigmata wounds of Christ’s crucifixion. The wounds were said to have lasted 50 years, until his death.

Biographers reported that St Padre Pio was uneasy about such phenomena, declaring: “I only want to be a friar who prays.” St Padre Pio’s alleged signs and special powers soon helped attract massive crowds to his southern Italian monastery in San Giovanni Rotondo. His Capuchin superiors tried to limit his public appearances and planned to transfer the priest, but they backed down after popular outcry.

With donations, St Padre Pio opened a small hospital next to the monastery in 1925, the forerunner to a much larger health complex he had built in the 1950s. After years of ministering to long lines of penitents and after suffering several more bouts with illness, St Padre Pio died in 1968.

St Padre Pio was canonised by St John Paul II in 2002.



  1. Cathy Leonard Reply

    Will Padre Pio come to Southern United States?

  2. Michael Reply

    Who can I can I contact to try to bring the relics to Canada? Thank you

  3. lindascharff Reply

    WHY the long gap between May and September???
    OR is there some kind of misprint???????

  4. Rosemarie Centauro Rivera Reply

    St. Padre Pio is my sister in laws cousin. Anyway she can get a special audience for the family? We are in Florida but will travel to NYC for the event. Her name is Rosa Forgione Centauro. Thank you. Rosemarie Centauro Rivera.

  5. Carole Reply

    Will St. Padre Pios body be present..or only relics?

    1. Cat Reply

      It was only the relics. I thought it would be his body as well until I was there. This article should be a bit more specific.

  6. Melinda Gonzalez Reply

    No Texas dates???

  7. Jackie Yanez Reply

    What a wonderful experience to have been able to see and touch his relics….❤

  8. Kathleen Reply

    Will the relics definitely be in New York those dates? Please let me know

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