Saint Padre Pio (25 May 1887 – 23 September 1968), also known as Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, was a prominent Italian priest who lived in the 20th century. He was born in Pietrelcina, Italy and entered the Capuchin friars at a young age. Padre Pio is widely known for his reported stigmata, which were wounds resembling those of Jesus Christ on his hands, feet, and side.
Throughout his life, Padre Pio was known for his holiness and his gift of healing. He spent most of his life at the San Giovanni Rotondo friary in southern Italy, where he attracted countless pilgrims seeking spiritual guidance and miraculous cures. His reputation for miracles and supernatural abilities led to his canonization as a saint by the Catholic Church in 2002. Saint Padre Pio is remembered for his profound piety, dedication to prayer, and his role as a beacon of faith and inspiration for Catholics around the world.