Category: Places of Padre Pio – Pietrelcina

Padre Pio also known as Saint Pio was born in Pietrelcina, Italy, a small country town located in southern Italy. Long after he left, St. Padre Pio was reported to say, “Pietrelcina will be preserved like the apple of my eyes.”  Before dying, he declared, “During my life I have favoured San Giovanni Rotondo. After my death, I will favour Pietrelcina.”

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Pietrelcina, The Church of Saint Ann

Pietrelcina, The Church of Saint Anna The church has two naves and behind the main altar one can admire a canvas painting of the 1600’s representing the Madonna of Loreto; in the smaller nave there are small niches with statues of the 1600’s representing the Assumption, the Crowning...