In , he received his habit. Personal website on Saint Pio of Pietrelcina Saint Pio of Pietrelcina : Biography: Supernatural knowledge Confession Novena to St. Pio. Video embedded · St. Padre Pio was an Italian priest who was known for his piety and charity, , in Pietrelcina, Italy. His parents were peasant farmers. From his youth, his health was not very robust, and especially in the last years of his life it declined rapidly.
Francesco Forgione — or more widely known as St.
Pio to pietrekcina — was born on May 25, in the province of Benevento in Pietrelcina, a farming town in the Southern Italian region of Campania, as the fourth of seven children to Grazio Mario Forgione and Maria Guiseppa De Nunzio He was privately tutored until his entry into the Capuchin Friars Minor at the age of With feeble health pieetrelcina a strong will to serve God, he completed the required studies and was ordained a priest in Crowds began to pour into the Capuchin monastery to hear Mass from St.
Pio and for him to hear their confession. The Supreme Congregation of the Holy Office imposed restrictions on St.
Pio and ordered his removal from the monastery of San Giovanni Rotondo. However, the order was suspended when it provoked great reaction among the st of biographies of the town, who rose up to prevent St.
Pio from being taken from them. Pio, on the other hand, continued his life of prayer and intense fulfillment of his apostolic ministry, through confession and perfect obedience to his superiors and the ecclesiastical hierarchy.
Worn out by over half a century of intense suffering and constant apostolic activity, his health grew worse. On September 23, shortly after making the sacrament of confession, renewing of religious vows and receiving the sacrament of extreme unction to Padre Pellegrino, St.
The Diocesan process for St. Padre Pio was beatified by Pope John Paul II on May 2,after the miraculous healing of Mrs. Consiglia De Martino of Salerno, Italy, the needed miracle for the beatification, was approved by the Congregation for the Cause of Saints.
On December 18,the miraculous healing of 7-year old Matteo Collela of San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, the needed miracle for canonization, was approved by the Congregation for the Cause of Biobraphy. Blessed Padre Pio was declared a saint by Pope John Paul II on June 16,