Collection of St. Pio’s relics make first visit to St. Louis

Sep 05, 2017 477

A collection of relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — known to many as Padre Pio — will be visiting the Archdiocese of St. Louis for the first time later this month. The relics will be on display for public veneration from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Assumption Church in Mattese. Auxiliary Bishop Mark Rivituso will celebrate Mass at 7 p.m.

This is the first time the the relics will be in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The visit is part of an 11-diocese tour in September and October. The tour marks the 130th anniversary of Padre Pio’s birth and the 15th anniversary of his canonization.

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