Chiesa di San Pio

Chiesa di San Pio, San Giovanni Rotondo

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Breindeldad
Milan, Italy155 contributions
Serenity
Jul 2020 • Family
Coming from Milan, it took us 9 hours, there are toad repairs in Molise and some part of Foggia, the place offer a peaceful and serene atmosphere. They have different churches within the compound and each one possesses different beauty and style. We also went on the crypt of Padre Pio, the place has a feel of and vibe of a holy place and it’s surreal. We hope that we come back in the near future. A must for all devotees of Padre Pio.
Written July 29, 2020
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lolo c
Newark, NJ243 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2019 • Solo
It was so peaceful and the mural is just beautiful as the Sun shines through it. It was incredible to just sit there and think about Padre Pio. I'm sure mass there is spectacular but I was just very happy to sit and pray
Written October 16, 2019
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1970fog
Bern, Switzerland420 contributions
Very impressive
Oct 2019 • Family
It is very impressive to visit the church of San Pio. We had the opportunity to see the remains of the saint as well as the divine service. This was very beautiful.
Written October 11, 2019
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KnowTruthLoveTruth
4 contributions
Absolutely beautiful! Highly recommend!
Aug 2019
Highly recommend! So beautiful! This is the newest church in honor of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, a very beloved Catholic priest and Saint. His tomb is located in the lower level floor of the church. His body is partially incorrupt.

So much to see, reflect, and pray about...There are several other buildings that are within walking distance (very close) to this church:

1) Friary where Saint Padre Pio lived;
2) Sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace (older church where he celebrated Mass; attached to friary);
3) Basilica of Our Lady of Grace (newer church; attached to older church building)

I highly encourage everyone to visit the Pilgrim Office to request a guided tour of all the grounds. We traveled there from Rome by train and were on the church grounds for about 5 hours...wish we would've stayed longer!

For those of you who don't know who Padre Pio is, he was a friar, priest, mystic, and stigmatist who received the 5 wounds of Jesus Christ on his body for the last 50 years of his life, and was canonized as a Catholic Saint by Pope John Paul II in 2002.

Many people went to visit him for Confession, because he had the gift of reading souls (he could see a person's sins). He also had the ability to bilocate, to communicate with angels and had all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. From his 50 years of suffering with the 5 wounds of Christ (stigmata) and many physical assaults from the devil, he was able to share in Jesus' Christ's redemptive sufferings which helped save countless souls from damnation (based on what is written in Colossians 1:24 "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church").

Both his room (also known as his cell) in the friary and his confessional are preserved for public viewing. And his partially incorrupt body is in the Chiesa di San Pio (aka Santuario Padre Pio; Church of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina) inside a clear casket in the lower church.
Written August 30, 2019
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Antonio M
Dublin, Ireland28 contributions
Amazing feelings in this church
Aug 2019 • Family
I went to San Giovanni Rotondo to fulfill a dream , the feeling I got in the church during the Mass was overwhelming, enjoyed the whole experience. We visit the crypt and saw the body of Saint Pio , and is in great condition, I guess all I can say is that is an amazing experience and well worth a visit
Written August 26, 2019
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hugh obrien
6 contributions
Pilgrimage
Jun 2019 • Friends
Very impressive. Lovely atmosphere in church. People mostly visit San Giovanni Rotondo to see this shrine and will not be disappointed.
Written June 11, 2019
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,520 contributions
TOO GLITZY
Mar 2019 • Couples
I understand the need for this large church that replaces the others due to the large crowds, but it does not seem to fit. The older churches are more intimate. This church reminds me of a televangelist stage, to flashy and showy. The baptismal font looks like a spa/hot tub. There is an outside altar and a large area than can accommodate a large group of pilgrims.
Written May 21, 2019
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Laurie
Laval, Canada210 contributions
Amazing
Apr 2019 • Couples
Just amazing there are no words to describe this piece of history not to be missed. Took my breath away
Written April 21, 2019
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Margaret B
Kells, Ireland49 contributions
Visit to St Padre Pio crypt
Mar 2019 • Couples
Wonderful shrine to visit. Beautiful atmosphere - very spiritual experience. New and old churches have their own charm. Visiting in March makes it very easy as crowds not an issue and temperatures perfect. Doesn’t feel commercial at all - they have kept it simple and accessible for all
Written March 4, 2019
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SandraGuideTrogir
Trogir, Croatia16 contributions
A place that fills your heart and soul
Oct 2018 • Solo
Beautiful church with many mosaics... i was there with a group from my parish from Trogir ( Croatia). I definitely want to come back again. You can feel so much peace there. San Pio, prega per noi.
Written February 21, 2019
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