A saint is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness, likeness or closeness to God.
We should know more about our saints. To know more about their life devotions and see how deep their faith is in Christ.
Our app is a humble attempt to assist those to further know our saint, specifically Saint Padre Pio.
St. Padre Pio was an Italian priest who was known for his piety and charity, as well as the gift of the stigmata, which has never been explained.
On September 20 in the year 1918, while hearing confessions, Padre Pio had his first occurrence of the stigmata, which included bodily marks, pain, and bleeding in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ. This phenomenon continued for fifty years, until the end of his life.
The blood flowing from the stigmata smelled of perfume or flowers, a phenomenon mentioned in stories of the lives of several saints and often referred to as the odour of sanctity. Though Padre Pio said he would have preferred to suffer in secret, by early 1919, news about the stigmatic friar began to spread in the secular world.
Padre Pio became internationally famous and was known for his piety, charity and the quality of his preaching. He famously advised, "Pray, hope and don't worry."
Pope John Paul II recognized Padre Pio as a saint on 16th June 2002. His feast day is September 23 and he is the patron of civil defense volunteers, adolescents, and the village of Pietrelcina.
In our humble app, you will find information on Saint Padre Pio, including a short life biography, St. Pio feast days, Saint Pio novena prayers and Christian prayers of St. Pio.
All in the hopes to further aid all Christians to know more about our dearest saints.
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