Padre Pio and His Work

Padre Pio: Sanctuary

On June 16, 2002, Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio. It is the first canonized priest who has received the stigmata of our Lord Jesus Christ.

His beatification and canonization were the highest attendance in history. St. Peter's Square and its surroundings could not contain the crowds. Sanctuary of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, receives pilgrims each year, more than Lourdes. It is the second most visited shrine after Tepeyac (Virgin of Guadalupe).

Currently in Costa Rica, there is a project to make a shrine to Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. For information and donations to this project of God you can call 2239-1750 or the website of the Corpus Christi parish

The following is a brief history of the path to sanctification of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina.

1968

23 sep At 2'30h Padre Pio, after receiving the sacrament of anointing of the sick, dying quietly with rosary in hand and "Jesus! ... Mary ..." on the lips.
26 sep Funeral of Padre Pio.

1969

Day and Month Event
4 nov Begins the study of the Cause for Beatification and Canonization.

1973

Day and Month Event
19 Jan Valentino Vailati Bishop, Archbishop of Manfredonia, delivery to the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints all required documentation in order to obtain the "nulla osta" for the opening of the Cause of Beatification.

1980

Day and Month Event
3 mar The same Archbishop delivered more documentation to the Congregation to obtain the desired "nulla osta".

1983

Day and Month Event
20 mar Official opening of cognition on the life and virtues of the Servant of God, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina.

1987

Day and Month Event
23 mar Pastoral visit to San Giovanni Rotondo of Pope John Paul II, who kneels and prays at the tomb of Padre Pio.

1990

Day and Month Event
21 Jan Conclusion of the diocesan process of cognition on the life and virtues of the Servant of God. Delivered to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints all documentation, contained in 104 volumes.

1991

Day and Month Event
7 dec The congregation said the decree dictates "Validate" on the diocesan process. Father Cristoforo Bove of Friars Minor Conventual official rapporteur is appointed for the preparation of the "positio super virtutibus".

1995

Day and Month Event
Jan / nov With the collaboration of three experts, Father Gerardo Di Flumeri prepares the "Positio", the 104 volumes of the diocesan process are reduced to 4 volumes in 6 volumes, a total of about 7000 pages.

1996

Day and Month Event
april Father Gerardo Salerno travels to collect information about a miraculous healing attributed to the intercession of Padre Pio. This is the healing of Mrs. Consiglia De Martino, of traumatic rupture of the thoracic duct in the neck, which occurred between 1 and 6 November 1995 at the hospital in Salerno.
5 nov The Father Paolino Rossi Postulator delivered to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints the 6 volumes of the "Positio".
16 dec The six volumes of the "Positio" Consultants are committed to theologians for an opinion on the heroic virtues of the Venerable Padre Pio.

1997

Day and Month Event
13 jun The 9 Consultants theologians meet in special congress unanimously nine of nine, expressed a favorable opinion on the heroic virtues of Father Pio.
21 oct The cardinal Commission, also unanimously, endorses on the heroic virtues of the venerable Father.
18 dec In the Consistory Hall, at the Vatican, in the presence of Pope John Paul II, read the decree on the heroic virtues of Padre Pio, he earned the title of "Venerable".

 

1998

Day and Month Event
Jan To the Congregation for the Causes of Saints begins the study "super miro", ie on the miraculous healing of Mrs. Consiglia De Martino.
30 apr The Medical Committee of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints examines healing Consiglia De Martino Lady of "traumatic rupture of the thoracic duct in the neck", which took place on November 3, 1995 and, with unanimous opinion (May 5) judges "scientifically inexplicable".
22 jun The Theological Commission, composed of the General Promoter of the Faith and six consultant theologians, examines the extraordinary events and, after a thorough discussion, emerges a clear statement (July 7), calling it a miracle or third degree " quoad modum ".
20 oct

His Excellency Bishop Andrea M. Erba, Bishop of Velletri-Segni, meets the Ordinary Congregation of the Most Eminent Cardinals and Bishops members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, for examination of the miracle attributed to the intercession of Padre Pio. The opinion is favorable.

21 dec In the Consistory Hall, at the Vatican, in the presence of Pope John Paul II promulgated the Decree on the miracle attributed to the intercession of Padre Pio. The day is set for Sunday May 2, 1999 the date of the beatification of the Venerable Servant of God.

1999

Day and Month Event
2 may In the Plaza de San Pedro, Pope John Paul II proclaimed Blessed the Venerable Servant of God Padre Pio of Pietrelcina.

2000

Day and Month Event
20 jan While in school, Matteo Pio Colella, age 7, is upset. The same afternoon he enters the "House Relief of Suffering" , where he was diagnosed with a "Hyperacute Meningitis, septicemic form with multiorgan failure." At night he was transferred to resuscitation.
21 jan The little Matteo incubated and put on a ventilator. The clinical prognosis precipitates. The prognosis is gloomy. The mother prays and asks for prayers. At about 11, against all odds, the child's condition began to improve.
31 jan The recovery becomes fast.
6 feb Matteo Pio Colella is discharged completely cured.
11 jun Opens the canonical process for the collection of documents and testimony about Matteo Pio Colella healing in the Ecclesiastical Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Manfredonia - Vieste.

2001

Day and Month Event
17 oct The canonical process closes
23 oct Father Gerardo di Flumeri delivery documentation to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
22 nov The Medical Advisory Body of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints unanimously recognizes that healing was "rapid, complete, lasting and scientifically unexplainable without sequelae."
11 dec Meeting of the Congress of the Theological Peculiar of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints unanimously determines the healing to be a "miracle of III degree."
18 dec It takes place the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, which confirms the judgment of theologians.
20 dec In Concistorio room in the Vatican, in the presence of Pope John Paul II, promulgated the decree on the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Padre Pio.

2002

Day and Month Event
26 feb In the course of an ordinary concistorio fixed for Sunday June 16, 2002 the date for the canonization of Blessed.
16 jun In St. Peter's Square, the Pope John Paul II proclaimed Holy Blessed Padre Pio de Pietrelcina and sets its liturgical memorial to the degree of "mandatory" for September 23, "the day of his birth in heaven."

2004

Day and Month Event
1 jul Inauguration of the largest church in S. Giovanni Rotondo designed by Renzo Piano.