Biographical Notes on Padre Pio

Biographical Notes on Padre Pio

Published on August 20, 2018

  • 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; remained there to assist local pastor.
  • Invisible Stigmata first experienced September 7, 1910.
  • Temporarily assigned to San Giovanni Rotondo September 4, 1916. (assignment becomes permanent)
  • Stigmata becomes visible September 20, 1918.
  • Died September 23, 1968,
  • Cause for Beatification opened in 1969; presented to the Holy Congregation of Saints in 1973.
  • Declared Venerable December 18, 1997.
  • Beatified May 2, 1999.
  • Canonized a Saint June 16, 2002.