3 Months with St Padre Pio

Join us in prayer with Saint Padre Pio for three months ! He will guide you, inspire you!


From 22 June, day after day, enter into the spirituality of Padre Pio by meditating on his writings!

Saint Padre Pio inspired many people during his lifetime and has inspired even more since his death.

He has inspired them to entrust their lives to the Lord...

Join, be inspired and offer your life to Christ who is King!

"Padre Pio's first concern was that people should return to God, that they might experience his mercy and, interiorly renewed that they rediscover the beauty and joy of being Christians, of living in communion with Jesus, of belonging to the Church and practising the Gospel"

Benedict XVI

This, with St Padre Pio's, Mary and Jesus' help, is our purpose!

Padre Pio (1887-1968), a Capuchin priest and saint of mercy and humility, is probably one of the most extraordinary saints in the history of the Church.

He is the only priest to have received and worn the stigmata of Our Lord for more than 50 years, he spent his priestly life between the confessional and the altar, and through the intercession of Jesus and Mary, many graces of conversion, physical, moral and spiritual healings of all kinds, and spiritual cures for a multitude of people.

Now that he is in Heaven he continues to intercede and to be a spiritual guide for the men and women of our time.

Depose your prayers

Depose you prayers here and at the end of the three months and three days, all the prayer intentions received will be placed near Padre Pio's tomb in San Giovanni Rotondo.

The Programme

Every day from the 22 June to 23 September, feast day of Saint Pade Pio, receive:

  • A quote from the Saint. 📖
  • An accompanying meditation and encouragement to prayer. 🪔
  • Conclude every day with a beautiful prayer written by St John Paul 2. 🙏

Become more imbued with his spirituality as an aid to our sanctification.

Padre Pio

Born in 1887, Padre Pio joined the Capuchins in 1903 and was ordained a priest in 1910. A few months later, he received the so-called invisible and non-permanent stigmata, in 1918, he received the visible and permanent stigmata, which he kept until his death in 1968.

He confessed 12 to 15 hours a day, and celebrated Mass while living the Passion.

He suffered violent attacks from the devil, and was at times slandered and persecuted by his hierarchy, but he always remained faithful to the Church and a witness to the truth.

An immense devotee of the Virgin Mary, Padre Pio prayed the rosary, which he called "his weapon", from morning to night, and recommended to his spiritual sons that they too pray it without ever growing weary.

His spiritual testament is for many: "Love Our Lady and make her loved. Always recite the Rosary".

He created the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza hospital to relieve the suffering, as well as the Padre Pio Prayer Groups, now spread throughout the world. He guided many spiritual sons and daughters.

Padre Pio was beatified by John Paul II in 1999 and canonised in 2002. His incorrupt body can be venerated at San Giovanni Rotondo.

Some more

ubmited by Gino Testa, leader of the Padre Pio Prayer Group of Saint Nicolas des Champs in Paris, and member of the General Council of the Padre Pio Prayer Groups of San Giovanni Rotondo from 2016 to 2022.

Link to discover more about Saint Padre Pio.

Prayer from the retreat

Prayer of Pope John Paul II to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

Padre Pio, teach us, we pray, humility of heart, so that we may be counted among the little ones of the Gospel to whom the Father promised to reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom. Help us to pray without ceasing, certain that God knows what we need even before we ask Him. Obtain for us the eyes of faith that will help us recognize in the poor and suffering, the very face of Jesus. Sustain us in the hour of trouble and trial and, if we fall, let us experience the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness. Grant us your tender devotion to Mary, mother of Jesus and our Mother. Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage toward the blessed Homeland, where we too, hope to arrive to contemplate forever the Glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen