Padre Pio

The Latest

The body of St. Pio of Pietrelcina at San Lorenzo fuori le mura, Rome, Feb. 3, 2016.

Father John Paul Mary: Overcoming an irrational fear of St Padre Pio

May 25, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Early in his priesthood, Father John Paul Mary Zeller, MFVA, employee chaplain of EWTN, had an ‘irrational fear’ of Saint... Read more

Br. Modestino da Pietrelcina.

Beatification cause opened for spiritual son of Padre Pio

Sep 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

An Italian archbishop has opened the cause for beatification of a Capuchin friar and spiritual son of St. Padre Pio.  Read more

Matteo Pio Colella (L), the young man cured by Padre Pio.

Young man healed by Padre Pio recounts story of miraculous cure

Nov 19, 2018

Matteo Pio Colella was just 7 years old when he contracted a deadly disease. Doctors believed there was no hope... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass outside the Sanctuary of St. Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo March 17, 2018.

Prayer is about being with God, not stress relief, Francis says

Mar 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday Pope Francis asked Catholics if they try to pray as Jesus did – out of love for God... Read more

Pope Francis speaks in Pietrelcina, Italy March 17, 2018.

Pope Francis in Pietrelcina: Padre Pio loved Mother Church

Mar 17, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Speaking Saturday in Pietrelcina, the town where St. Padre Pio was born, Pope Francis encouraged devotion to Holy Mother Church,... Read more

Padre Pio.

Pope Francis to visit towns where Padre Pio lived and died

Mar 14, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday, Pope Francis will make a short trip to the Italian towns of Pietrelcina and San Giovanni Rotondo, the... Read more

Sister Consolata di Santo.

Religious sister who worked with Padre Pio dies at 101

Mar 8, 2018

Sister Consolata di Santo, one of the first religious sisters to work in the hospital developed by St. Padre Pio,... Read more

Padre Pio.

St. Padre Pio's relics are touring the US!

Aug 28, 2017

Relics of St. Padre Pio will soon be touring the United States, with stops at a number of dioceses during... Read more

Statue of Padre Pio.

The modern – and little known – miracles of Padre Pio

Sep 22, 2016

By Elise Harris

Known around the globe as simply “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one of the “most active”... Read more

The heart of Padre Pio is coming to Boston. Yes, really.

Sep 9, 2016

By Mary Farrow

The Capuchin keepers of the relics of the late mystic Padre Pio are sending the saint’s heart to Boston for... Read more

Padre Pio.

Padre Pio inspires help for homeless veterans in Maryland

Mar 31, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

St. Padre Pio’s spiritual life inspired many veterans of the Second World War – and now, his example has helped... Read more

Pope Francis greets members of Padre Pio prayer groups in St. Peter's Square Feb. 6, 2016.

Padre Pio was a true 'servant of mercy,' Pope Francis says

Feb 6, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Saturday Pope Francis said that St. Padre Pio is a key example of someone who has given their entire... Read more

St. Padre Pio at the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Rome, Italy on Feb. 3, 2016.

Padre Pio's incorrupt body is in Rome – here's why

Feb 4, 2016

By Elise Harris

The partially incorrupt body of Padre Pio has arrived to Rome for the first time ever alongside that of another... Read more