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National Centre for Padre Pio

111 Barto Rd, Barto, PA 19504 USA

Welcome to the Home of Padre Pio in the USA

"Humility and purity are the wings which carry us to God and make us almost divine."
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National Centre for Padre Pio

111 Barto Rd, Barto, PA 19504 USA

Welcome to the Home of Padre Pio in the USA

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National Centre for Padre Pio

111 Barto Rd, Barto, PA 19504 USA

Welcome to the Home of Padre Pio in the USA

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National Centre for Padre Pio

111 Barto Rd, Barto, PA 19504 USA

Welcome to the Home of Padre Pio in the USA

San Giovanni News

The Blessing of a Lifetime

That is how the Italian news media is reporting the upcoming events planned from February 3 through February 10 in Rome, during this Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy, involving the Reliquaries containing the remains of two remarkable Capuchin Franciscan Saints, St. Pio of Pietrelcina and St. Leopold Mandic.  And, the National Centre for Padre Pio and the members of our Prayer Group have been blessed to be invited to participate!

The remains of the two Saints will leave their Churches: St. Pio from San Giovanni Rotondo and St. Leopold from Padua and meet at the Basilica of St. Lorenzo al Verano where they will remain under the care of their confreres until February 4th when they will be transferred to the Jubilee Church of San Salvatore in Lauro.

The Centre's Group departs the USA on February 4 and will arrive in Rome on the following day, in time to participate in the historic Grand Procession.  After a Solemn Mass officiated by His Excellency, Most Reverend Michele Castoro, Archbishop of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, the procession will form wherein the Relics of the two Saints will be accompanied by the Faithful from the area around the Piazza Navona to Saint Peter's Basilica...the thoroughfares will be closed to motor traffic all those accompanying the Saints will pass...attendance is expected to be in the tens of thousands...And we will be there!  Look for us in the crowd, carrying our banner from the "Home of Padre Pio in the USA" Barto, PA!  Truly an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience...

The following day, our group will participate in the special audience with Pope Francis along with the Padre Pio Prayer Groups from around the world and the staff from the Hospital founded by Padre Pio, the Home for the Relief of Suffering. Following the audience, with the other Spiritual Children of Padre Pio, we pass through the Holy Doors in St. Peter's Basilica to obtain the indulgence...

Our group must leave Rome on Monday to continue our Pilgrimage.  On Ash Wednesday, when the Holy Father will send 1,000 Missionaries of Mercy throughout the world, giving them a special  mandate to preach and confess, our group will be attending solemn Mass, offered by our accompanying Chaplain from the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy, in Auburn, KY, Father Thomas Sullivan, CPM, in the Grotto of St. Michael the Archangel, acclaimed as one of the holiest places on Earth, located high atop the Gargano Mountains, as we begin our Lent imploring the protection of the Holy Archangel upon ourselves and our loved ones.

Thursday the 11th we visit Pietrelcina and have our Mass at the Piana Romana where Padre Pio began to suffer the Passion of Christ shortly after his Priestly Ordination.  Later that afternoon, we welcome Padre Pio as he returns to his beloved birthplace, which he left precisely 100 years before!  He will spend several days in the Friary Church in Pietrelcina again in the care of his Capuchin Franciscan confreres before returning to San Giovanni Rotondo on the 14th of February.

Our Holy Father Pope Francis chose St. Pio of Pietrelcina and St. Leopold Mandic to be present in Rome during the particular events during this Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy; both were renowned confessors and wise spiritual fathers who untiringly demonstrated God's Mercy not only in their daily lives of sacrifice, but in the countless hours they spent in the confessional where the Mercy of God is freely and bounteously dispensed to all humble and contrite souls!

We pray that you will join our Pilgrimage in spirit!  Go to your local designated Jubilee Church, pass through the Holy Doors and avail yourself of the indulgence...the requirements are simple: Confession and Mass with reception of Holy Communion and prayers for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff, within several days of visiting the Jubilee Church.  Remember you may only obtain the indulgence once a day and the indulgence can be applied to yourself or a deceased soul.  Jesus we Trust in You!

 

 

Padre Pio News

Now purchase Padre Pio memorabilia online!

The National Centre for Padre Pio  now has a selection of Padre Pio memorabilia for sale online.  These are some of our more popular items and make wonderful gifts for friends and family.  Click here to view our online Padre Pio items for sale.

Welcome to our new website!

The National Centre for Padre Pio is pleased to announce the launch of our new website.  Besides the new aesthetics and photos, we've added a number of new features, such as our new Photo Gallery.  Additionally we have added the capability of submitting Intentions and donations online.  It is our goal to continually improve this site and your feedback is important in that process, so we encourage you to let us know how we can make your visit to both this website and our facilities more informative and memorable.

Your Privacy is Protected

Donors who support the good work being done in the name of Padre Pio here at his "Home in the USA" in Barto, PA, can be assured that your privacy is protected. It is not the policy of this Centre to share your information with any other organization, nor does the Centre solicit donor information from any other organization.

What our visitors are saying...

...a piece of Heaven to me

I visited the Padre Pio shrine for the past several years on a yearly basis.  It is a piece of Heaven to me.  I feel so close to this man and I feel like I am at home when I am in Barto.  The shrine is so beautiful and brings me closer to him whenever I am there.

I love you, Padre Pio!
Your Spritual Daughter,
   Judy Kell Wilkes Barre, PA

 

From Roma, Italy

San Pio is our life for our family.

     Mr. Carlo Carloni - Roma, Italy

 

... the most peaceful experience I have ever felt.

Visiting his shrine was the most peaceful experience I have ever felt. I had the opportunity to pray the rosary in the chapel. I have been there twice and cannot wait to return.The museum is beautiful The staff were very friendly. The coffee and cannoli were great and the gift shop is terrific I really enjoyed the movie. The tractor show in the summer was fun for the kids .I felt the presence of Jesus, Padre Pio and Blessed Mary while visiting the shrine and praying to Mary. I cannot wait to return again.

Ms. Jenny Morganti - Atco, New Jersey, USA

 

Each time I visit I have had a spiritual experience!

Each time I visit I have had a spiritual experience. Praying with Padre Pio I have been mist times in deep grief due to praying so my Mother who was dying wouldn't suffer. He answered my prayers. The whole year I cared for her she never suffered only in her sleep. He also gave me an amazing peace as I her only child was in despare. A man with a hat came out of nowhere to talk to me in front of my family and talked to me about my own disease after a long talk in which was certainly spiritual he seemsed to dissapear. My Mother did pass 2 days after I had prayed with him on a Sunday. I feel blessed beyond words. Today we all went to thank him for answering my prayers. But now please helping me in my grief. God Bless!

Mrs Kristi Falcone - Quakertown, PA

 

No longer alone in prayer

I have prayed to Padre Pio for many things thru your website. I thank you that I am able to obtain such solace thru your prayers and comfort from your website. Thank you for with this web page I am no longer alone in prayer.

     Ms. Charisse Montone - Woodbury Heights, NJ   USA

 

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