Saint Padre Pio
Feast Day September 23
Padre Pio, born Francesco Forgione in 1887, was the son of poor Italian farmers. He became a Capuchin priest and eventually became an inspiration to millions. While praying before a cross, Saint Padre Pio received the stigmata, He would hear confessions by the hour, reportedly able to read the consciences of those who held back. Reportedly able to bilocate, levitate, and heal by touch.
In 1971, Pope Paul VI explained why: “...It was because he said Mass humbly,...