This St. Padre Pio statue is only 3.5" high but has lovely features and is boxed with a prayer to Padre Pio. We pray to Padre Pio often for miraculous intervention in our lives. He is the patron saint of civil defense volunteers and Catholic adolescents and his feast day is on September 23rd.
Padre Pio bore the wounds of Christ.
This is statue is sold along with a Padre Pio prayer card.
The gift box contains a prayer to Padre Pio on the front and the story of Padre Pio on the back.
Prayer to Padre Pio
Prayer to obtain the glorification of Padre Pio.
Oh Jesus, full of grace and
charity victim for sinners,
so impelled by Your love
of us that You willed to die
on the cross. I humbly
entreat Thee to glorify in
heaven and on earth, the
servant of God, Padre Pio
of Pietrelcina, who
generously participated in
Your sufferings, who love
Thee so much and labored
so faithfully for the glory
of Your heavenly Father
and for the good of souls.
With confidence, I beseech
Thee grant me, through
his intercession, the grace
of which I ardently desire.
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Story of Padre Pio
Saint Padre Pio
The Capuchin Stigmatist (1887-1968)
Padre Pio of Pietrelcina was born as Francesco Fornione near the small Our Lady of Grace Friary in Italy, and resided at this friary during most of his life. Padre Pio was one of eight children born to the Forgione rural family who was very pious and dedicated to Christ. In 1903, Francesco traveled to Morcone to begin a new life with the Order of Friars Minor, Capuchin. From that point on, Father Pio studied at various localities to become a priest and he was ordained in 1910. During World War I, Padre Pio was drafted into the military service despite a history of poor health which he endured during most of his life.
In 1918, Padre Pio received the stigmata which appeared as physical signs of Christ's crucifixion in the for of bleeding wounds on his hands, on his feet an on his side. Padre Pio became well known due to these stigmata of Christ, which gave to him the reputation of being a living crucifixion and the Holy Stigmatized Friar.
Padre Pio also became known as a kind and gentle confessor and known for changing the lives of many by assuring them of the presence of God and of His never ending love of them. It is often believed that Padre Pio knew many things about those who came to his confessional before they spoke of anything to him. It is also believed that the ills of many were cured by the care and prayers of Padre Pio.
Although Padre Pio tried to avoid publicity and notoriety, considerable donations continue to be sent to him and his monastery which resulted in the building of a hospital near the Our Lady of Grace friary. During his life thousands of people came to the village of Pietrelcina, the place of his birth, and still do. Padre Pio was canonized by Pope John Paul II in June of 2002.
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The small statuette has a lot of detail for such a diminutive item. It will fit perfectly among the other small statuettes I am collecting for my personal "altar" area in my bedroom. Glad I ordered it!