Framed poster - Padre Pio - Italy - Catholic Church
Padre Pio - Italy - Catholic Church
Framed poster, printed on thick, durable, matte paper. The matte black frame that's made from wood from renewable forests adds an extra touch of class.
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame • Black .75” thick frame • Acrylite front protector • Lightweight • Hanging hardware included
Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968), was a friar, priest, stigmatist, and mystic, now venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Born Francesco Forgione, he was given the name of Pius (Italian: Pio) when he joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Pio died in 1968 at the age of 81.
Padre Pio became famous for exhibiting stigmata for most of his life, thereby generating much interest and controversy.
He stated that by the time he was five years old, he had already made the decision to dedicate his entire life to God. He worked on the land up to the age of 10, looking after the small flock of sheep the family owned. As a youth, Francesco reported that he had experienced heavenly visions and ecstasies.
He was both beatified (1999) and canonized (2002) by Pope John Paul II.
The Sanctuary of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina is located in San Giovanni Rotondo, Province of Foggia, Italy.
The Pope visits Padre Pio tomb and summary of Pio's teachings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHcaQEgRwrI