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Our foundation’s goal is to spread devotion to our beloved Padre Pio by spreading his teachings and spirituality and to continue his legacy of helping those in need.
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“I am grateful”
The following story was mailed into our foundation. “Two days ago I was suffering with a bout of diverticulitis. The pain was unbearable. I remembered seeing a show about Padre Pio. I don’t know why his image came into…
Biographical Notes on Padre Pio
Born Francesco Forgione, May 25, 1887 in Pietrelcina, Italy. Baptized May 26, 1887 in Santa Ana’s Chapel. Invested as a Capuchin Friar January 22, 1903. Ordained a priest August 10, 1910. Celebrated First Mass August 14, 1910 in Pietrelcina;…
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Who Are We?
The Padre Pio Foundation of America was established in 1977 to promote devotion to Padre Pio and to foster adult vocations to the priesthood.
We do all we can to spread devotion to Padre Pio. The Foundation's goal is been to spread devotion to our beloved Padre Pio by spreading his teachings and spirituality; keeping Pietrelcina a holy place of remembrance and preserving places near and dear to Padre Pio; aiding in priestly vocations and participating and promoting corporal and spiritual works of mercy in remembrance of Padre Pio.