Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (1887 – 1968), often referred to as simply Padre Pio, was a well-known and much-loved Italian Capuchin friar, priest, mystic and stigmatist. That means he physically bore the wounds of Christ crucified. He was canonized in 2002 by Pope Saint John Paul II.
This month will see the relics of Padre Pio tour the Diocese of Lansing for public veneration (September 19 – 25). This includes a visit by the relics to Saint Mary Cathedral in Lansing upon the Feast of Saint Pio, September 23.
In this Diocese of Lansing Podcast, the Founder and Chief Executive of the Saint Pio Foundation, Luciano Lamonarca, explains why he is excited to bring the relics of this much loved saint to the Diocese of Lansing.Asking the questions is the Diocesan Director of Communications, David Kerr.
* Itinerary of the Tour of the Relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina to the Diocese of Lansing, September 19-25, 2020:
• Saturday, September 19, 2020: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 400 N. Saginaw Street, Montrose. Starting/Ending: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Mass in honor of Padre Pio at 9 AM. For more information, please, contact email@example.com, or call (810) 659-2501.
• Sunday, September 20, 2020: St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 310 N. Cherry St., Flushing. Starting/Ending: 1:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. For more information, please, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (810) 659-2501.
• Monday, September 21, 2020: St. John the Evangelist, 404 North Dayton St., Davison. Starting/Ending: 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. Masses in honor of Padre Pio will be celebrated at 10 A.M. and at 6:00 P.M. For more information, please, call (860) 653-2377.
• Tuesday, September 22, 2020: Old St. Patrick Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Road, Ann Arbor. Starting/Ending: 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.. Mass in honor of Padre Pio will be celebrated at 7 P.M.. Please, contact the Parish by calling (734) 662-8141.
• Wednesday, September 23, 2020: St. Mary’s Cathedral, 219 Seymour, Lansing. Starting/Ending: 1 P.M. to 7 P.M.. Mass in honor of Padre Pio will be celebrated at 12:05 P.M.. For more information, please, contact email@example.com, or call (517) 484-5331.
• Friday, September 25, 2020: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish, 600 N. Adelaide Street, Fenton. Staring/Ending: 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.. Mass in honor of Padre Pio will be celebrated at 6:00 P.M.. For more information, please, contact firstname.lastname@example.org , or call (810) 629-2251.
For more information go to: https://www.saintpiofoundation.org/