Padre Pio Relics in the United States

Padre Pio Places to See His Relics in the United States

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, 2016, Heart Relic of St. Padre Pio, St. Leonard’s Church, Boston, MA, veneration from 7pm until midnight

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

September 22, 2016, Heart Relic of St. Padre Pio, Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Boston, Braintree, MA, 9am-5pm with veneration throughout the day and Mass at Noon.

September 22-23, 2016 – Heart Relic of St. Padre Pio,  Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, MA, Sept. 22nd veneration from7pm-Midnight with a Spanish language Mass at 7pm, Sept. 23rd Mass will be at 9am and the relic will be available for veneration all day until midnight

September 25, 2016 – Heart Relic of St. Padre Pio, Parish of St. Padre Pio/Church of Our Lady of Pompeii, Vineland, NJ

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!

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2 Responses to Padre Pio Relics in the United States

  1. Mary Pellicer says:

    I heard that there is a relic of padre pio in a church in st Augustine fl.I went to his church in Italy I
    N 1983 and have had a great love of this saint ever since.Please let me know where.

    • J. C. says:

      Hi – Some churches have relics that they do not have out on display for public veneration. There was a church this past weekend that had a relic of Padre Pio available for veneration for just 2 days only in St. Augustine so that may be what you heard about, but it is no longer exposed to the public. The closest location to St. Augustine, Florida that has a relic of Padre Pio available for public veneration year round is Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Sarasota, Florida. If you do become aware of a relic that isn’t on our list, please let us know and we’re happy to add it. Thanks!

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