Whether or not you’re attending next year’s International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, Philippines, this diocesan celebration of prayer and adoration will help Catholics prepare by bringing us together in solidarity and prayer as we discover more about the Real Presence. Read More
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
We are all God's Children.
Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Padre Pio was born May 25, 1887 in Pietrelcina, Italy, a small country town located in southern Italy. His parents were Grazio Mario Forgione (1860-1946) and Maria Guiseppa de Nunzio Forgione (1859-1929). He was baptized the next day, in the nearby Castle Church, with the name of his brother, Francesco, who died in early infancy. Other children in the family were an older brother, Michele; three younger sisters: Felicita, Pellegrina and Grazia; and two children who died as infants.