This is a very old and extremely hard to find, photographic paper B&W holy card of St. Padre Pio coming from Pietrelcina. It is printed on photographic paper on cardboard. Not many were printed at the time. Not many are still around today. Whomever was so lucky to receive one has kept it in his family for heritage.
These pictures were made only for people that devolved "a lot of" money to the "Casa della Sofferenza" (House of Suffering), the hospital that Padre Pio wanted to build. One of the best hospital in Italy today! Usually the holy cards that were given to supporters were really small and anyhow, based on the money gifted for charity.
This HUGE size holy card was made by the Capuchin to thank benefactors and tycoons who would donate money to the cause for building "la casa della sofferenza": the hospital of San Giovanni Rotondo.
It's a picture copyrighted by Abresch, the official photographer that followed Padre Pio around and took all the picture that you know of him today.
To own one of these original photography of the Saint is a special thing. It will definitely make you feel near to him. It's not just a printed holy card.
It's ready to be framed. Bring home a piece of history a piece of Saint Pio.
The picture had been blessed by Pope John Paul II.
**look for the other picture in this set - they all come from a priest private collection *
Due to its importance, this photographs will be shipped by registered mail between two pieces of plywood, to make sure it will get to you in pristine conditions! Buy more and each additional picture will only add $1 to your S/H Fee.