Pio of Pietrelcina, priest – September 23rd
St Pio of Pietrelcina (b. 1887, Pietrelcina, Italy; d. 1968, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy) (Relics: San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy)
First Class Relics
Chiesa San Pio
(Church of St Padre Pio)
Piazzale Santa Maria Delle Grazie
71013 San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
*The remains of St Padre Pio rest in the crypt below Chiesa San Pio. This is the large modern church located at the far end of the piazza. The entrance to the crypt is on the right side of this church.
*On the other end of the piazza is Chiesa Santa Maria Delle Grazie. This is where St Padre Pio celebrated Holy Mass and heard confessions for 52 years of his life. Immediately to the right of this church is a newer church that was built in 1959. Below these churches is a crypt where the remains of St Padre Pio had previously rested. This location still attracts much veneration; however, his remains now rest below Chiesa San Pio as previously noted.
Churches of Honor in Rome
San Salvatore in Lauro (Holy Savior in Lauro)
Piazza San Salvatore in Lauro 15
*This church is west of Piazza Navona.
*Some relics of St Padre Pio are kept within a side chapel in this church. This includes both a vial of blood from his stigmata and a stole.