September 23rd The Feast of St. Pio

Posted on 26. Sep, 2013, in Uncategorized1 Comment

Saint Pio (Pius) of Pietrelcina, O.F.M. Cap. (May 25, 1887 – September 23, 1968) was a Capuchin Catholic priest from Italy who is venerated as a one of the greatest saints of our time in the Roman Catholic Church. He was born Francesco Forgione, and given the name Pius (Italian: Pio) when he joined the Capuchins, thus he became popularly known as Padre Pio. He became famous for bearing the stigmata, bi-locating and the gift of healing. On 16 June 2002, he was canonized by Pope John Paul II.

For many Catholics – St. Pio is among the greatest of saints who they feel is constantly interceding on their behalf. Conor Deane speaks with 2 women; Dr. Caoimhe Doyle about her devotion to St. Pio and it’s origin and to a mother of 3 children Yvonne Kelly about why she has suddenly turned to St. Pio.

In “I first heard of…”

Out “…thank you very much.”

Time 5:01

One response to “September 23rd The Feast of St. Pio”

  1. Michael McCullagh says:

    Listening to Caoimhe and Yvonne and their desire to have a deeper sense of faith in Jesus through coming to know St.Pio certainly communicates great conviction on their part. Many thanks indeed for their personal testimonies

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