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St. Padre Pio Glove & Relics From Italy - 'To Bear The Wounds Of Christ'

5/19/2011 - 7:39 AM PST

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VANDALIA, IL (May 19, 2011) - On August 1, Fr. Ermelindo Di Capua, from the Shrine of Padre Pio in Italy, will arrive at Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry in Vandalia, IL with St. Padre Pio's glove and part of the scab from the stigmata he bore for over 50 years. Fr. Ermelindo actually lived with Padre Pio and served as the liaison between the Saint and the English speaking pilgrims who came to San Giovanni Rotondo to seek the counsel and blessing of Padre Pio. Fr. is currently assistant editor of the periodical, "Voice of Padre Pio".

Father will be with us from August 1-8. When he travels to many places in the world to speak on Padre Pio and bless the faithful with relics, he brings one of the gloves that covered the Stigmata of Padre Pio (a 2nd class relic), and a small piece of scab or blood serum from the Stigmata (a 1st class relic).

A very special two day event is planned for August 3-4 at Mother of Dolors Church in Vandalia, IL for priests, deacons, seminarians and religious only. The relics and glove will be on display in the church for veneration and prayer.

Please plan to attend this once in a lifetime retreat with Msgr. Swetland of Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, and host of EWTN's "Catholicism on Campus" and Fr. Ermelindo from the Shrine in Italy.

Details and registration information are found at our website. Pre-registration is necessary.

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1 - 6 of 6 Comments

  1. Prisca
    3 weeks ago

    Saint Padra Pio, please intercede for my husband and I to have children.Also intercede for our complete health and most expecially the grace to repent from our sins that after this life all of us will make heaven. These and many other intentions I ask through our Lord Jesus Christ Amen.

  2. Roseanna Irving
    2 years ago

    I would love to find out more about the Padre Pio glove as i believe it would help someone very dear to me. Please post any information you can. x

  3. Kathy Donohue
    3 years ago


    I have a relic of Pope John Paul II I'd also like to get one of St. Padre Pio. How much would that be? Oh and I'm with the 3order Fransiscan's Iso my not in need of a rosary. I tat rosarys.

    God Bless,

    Kathy Donohue

  4. Irene Chavez
    4 years ago

    We have a 3 year old grandaughter who has been very ill. I have been praying to padre pio and i feel he has helped us. We are from visalia ca and would like very much to some how see one of padre pio's gloves. How would we go about this?
    Our grandaughter gracie need's a miracle .We are blessed to have many people from all over the world praying for her we know God is with us. Thank you.

  5. henrietta rosales
    4 years ago

    Will the relics of Padre Pio travel to other sites in the United States?

  6. Janice
    4 years ago

    Would love to see these two Priests in Los Angeles and San Diego.

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