You don’t have to go to San Giovanni Rotundo, Italy to venerate the relics of Padre Pio. There are several places in the United States that have his relics on permanent display for public veneration.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, Sarasota, FL – a drop of Padre Pio’s blood from his stigmata
St. Hyacinth Basilica (Bazylika Sw. Jacka), Chicago, IL – relics of over 60 Saints for public veneration including Padre Pio
Shrine of All Saints at St. Martha of Bethany Church, Morton Grove, IL – over 1500 relics available for public veneration including those of Padre Pio.
St. Mary’s Academy Relic Chapel ,St. Mary, KS –over 400 relics available for public veneration including those of Padre Pio
Shrine of St. Joseph, St. Louis, MO – On the First Friday of each month there is a noon Mass with veneration of the relic of St. Peter Claver or St. Padre Pio afterwards.
Padre Pio Shrine, St. John the Baptist Church, New York, NY – The Shrine has several relics of St. Padre Pio, two of which are on display year round. One of the relics is a brown fingerless woolen glove that Pade Pio is famous for wearing for hiding the stigmata wounds on his palms and the other is a white linen sock that has stains of his blood from the stigmata on his feet.
St. Pauline Spirituality Center, Kulpmont, PA – relics of over 15 Saints available for veneration including Padre Pio
St. Anthony’s Chapel , Pittsburgh, PA – the largest collection of relics for public veneration with over 5000 relics housed in the Shrine of Saints, including those of Padre Pio. (The Vatican has the largest private collection of relics.)
There are also a couple of limited time opportunities to venerate his relics.
Month of August –Relics of Padre Pio & St. Leopold Mandic,St. Lawrence of Brindsi Church, Los Angeles, CA
Month of September – Relics of Padre Pio & St. Leopold Mandic, National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, San Francisco, CA
September 21-23, 2016, Relics of St. Padre Pio, Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, Stamford, CT, 7:30-9pm, Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, opportunities for confession, and veneration of the relics
Month of October – Relics of Padre Pio & St. Leopold Mandic, St. Francis High School, La Cañada, CA
Month of November – Relics of Padre Pio & St. Leopold Mandic, National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, San Francisco, CA
Bring Padre Pio’s relics to you! A tour of Padre Pio’s relics is in the process of being organized for 2017 and they are open to hearing from churches that would like to host the relics for public veneration for a day or so. It is more economical for them if they can make several stops within an area or a state, so spread the word to the churches in your state. For more information about hosting the relic tour contact Katia Felty at 570-259-9903 or Rynoles@gmail.com.
Do you know of Padre Pio relics in the United States that aren’t on our list? Please let us know by emailing us at CatholicPilgrim@hotmail.com.
For other relics on tour and available for veneration visit our Relics & Events page.
Padre Pio, pray for us!