Relics of Padre Pio can be viewed at cathedral November 3
COLORADO SPRINGS. Relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — better known as Padre Pio — are touring archdioceses and dioceses around the United States until Nov. 15. The relics will visit St. Mary’s Cathedral on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Bishop Michael Sheridan will celebrate Mass at the cathedral at 9 a.m.
St. Pio was born in Pietrelcina, Italy in 1887 and entered the Capuchin Franciscan order at age 15. During his lifetime, he was known as a mystic with miraculous powers of healing and knowledge. In 1918, the priest received the stigmata — wounds that correspond to the crucifixion wounds of Christ — which remained until his death on Sept. 23, 1968. He was canonized in 2002.
The relics that will be available for public veneration include: St. Pio’s glove; crusts of the wounds; cotton gauze with blood stains; a lock of hair; his mantle; and a handkerchief soaked with his sweat when he was near death.
For more information, contact the cathedral at 719-473-4633.