Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Padre Pio - the secret of the stigmatist

St. Pio of Pietrelcina (May 25, 1887 – September 23, 1968), also known as Saint Padre Pio, or simply Padre Pio, was a Capuchin priest from Italy who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. He was born Francesco Forgione, and given the name Pio when he joined the Capuchins; he was popularly known as Padre Pio after his ordination to the priesthood.