Young St.Padre Pio HOLY CARD
This is a holy card containing a real second class relic of St. Padre Pio coming from Pietrelcina. Excellent conditions. Was part of a collection that was kept untouched for over many years.
This wallet size card comes directly from the Sanctuary and it was touched to the shrine of Saint Pio. it is encased in plastic shield, to protect it.
This precious reliquary contains an ex indumentis relic,which is a small piece of the vestment worn by Padre Pio in his everyday life. In the back of the card there is a short saying by Saint Pio.
Bring it always with you to implore the favor of Padre Pio.
Origin: Catholic Convent
Measurements in Inches: 2.75 Tall x 2.50 Across
St. Padre Pio was an Italian priest who was known for his piety and charity, as well as the gift of the stigmata, which has never been explained.
St. Padre Pio was born Francesco Forgione, on May 25, 1887, in Pietrelcina, Italy. His parents were peasant farmers. He had an older brother and three younger sisters, as well as two other siblings who died in infancy. As a child, he was very religious and by the age of five he reportedly made the decision to dedicate his life to God.
He was known for his piety, charity and the quality of his preaching. He famously advised, "Pray, hope and don't worry."
Pope John Paul II recognized Padre Pio as a saint on June 16, 2002. His feast day is September 23. He is the patron of civil defense volunteers, adolescents, and the village of Pietrelcina.
In the back of the card the prayer reads:
You gave Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, capuchin
the great privilege of participating in a unique way in the passion
of Your Son,
grant me, through his intercession the grace of...
which I ardently desire;
and above all grant me the grace of living in conformity with the death of Jesus
to arrive at the glory of the resurrection.