St. Pio was an Italian Catholic Chaplain, saint wounded, and mystic. He was later made a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. Padre Pio is known to have carried a sacred wound throughout his life since 1918, which has led to much research and controversy. Take a look at this Saint Padre Pio statue. Padre Pio is sitting in a chair looking at the cross of Jesus in his hand. This Saint Padre Pio Statue is perfect for your own garden.
Padre Pio’s original name was Francesco Forgione, he was born in Pietrina, a small town in southern Italy. He was admitted to capuchin Franciscans on 22 January 1903 and took the name “Biot”. Padre Pio died at St. John Rotondo on September 23, 1968, at the age of 81. He was canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II on June 16, 2002. Father Biot’s anniversary is September 23. Saint Padre Pio was born on May 25, 1887, in Pietrercina, near Benevento in southern Italy. His father, Grazio Mario Forgione, was a self-supporting farmer, and his mother, Maria Giuseppa Di Nunzio Forgione, was a forgiving woman. Baby Pio was baptized in the town’s Santa Anna Chapel under the name of Francis. He helped his parents farm, but his duties were mainly sheep herding, and his education was delayed for a few years. At the age of five, Francis is said to have made up his mind to devote his whole life to God, and even at that age began a strenuous penance. You can take a look at the Saint Padre Pio Statue.