Pio, Padre

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Pio, Padre:

see Pio of Pietrelcina, SaintPio of Pietrelcina, Saint,
1887–1968, Italian Capuchin friar and mystic known as Padre Pio. Born Francesco Forgione, he was a sickly child who experienced visions and ecstasies at a young age and entered the Capuchin Order in 1903.
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He was named Francesco Forgione in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Ma.
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, whose real name was Francesco Forgione, was born in 1887 and ordained in 1910.
Born Francesco Forgione on May 25th, 1887 in the tiny, poor village of Pietrelcina on the "spur of the boot" in Italy, Saint Padre Pio, who had been given that name upon ordination as a Franciscan Capuchin Father, became the first priest to bear the Stigmata (wounds of the Passion of Christ impressed on his flesh), which he carried amid great pain until his death in 1967.
Francesco Forgione, or Padre Pio as he was better known, was born in Southern Italy in 1887.
Francesco Forgione, who has tracked the expansion of the Cosa Nostra around the globe, is so hated by the Mob he has had an armed guard for 15 years.
Born Francesco Forgione in 1887 to peasant farmers from the southern Italian village of Pietrelicina, the youngest of eight children, he entered the Church at 15, joining the Franciscan Capuchin Order and was ordained in 1910, aged 23.