La Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, the Home for the Relief of Suffering, is Padre Pio’s life work. It opened on May 5, 1956 with thousands in attendance including Padre Pio prayer groups from all over the world as he celebrated Mass on the hospital’s steps.
His dream to make it a hospital city has come true and is considered one of the best hospitals in Italy.
The PPFOA works with the hospital in many ways. Some of our projects include the purchase of needed medical machines and equipment along with supporting programs for children and those with chronic diseases. Your assistance to continue these programs is always graciously accepted.