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Artist Timothy P. Schmalz touches the hands of Padre Pio in one of his sculptures.

Padre Pio sculptor’s work to be blessed on saint’s feast day: ‘I have to honor him’

Sep 23, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Catholic artist Timothy P. Schmalz calls Padre Pio his favorite saint. And so, when he learned that four of his... Read more

St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio).

Padre Pio was canonized on this day 20 years ago

Jun 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

An anniversary Mass was celebrated at San Giovanni Rotondo. 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