Padre Pio: The True Story Setting & Symbolism

C. Bernard Ruffin
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Pietrelcina, Italy

Pio's hometown in Southern Italy.

San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

A larger town in Southern Italy on the eastern coastline, Pio settled here and spent nearly his entire life up until his death here.

The Home to Relieve Suffering

Pio founded a grand hospital in San Giovanni Rotondo, one of the finest in Italy in its day.

Pio's Friary

Pio's modest friary was located in San Giovanni Rotondo.

The Capuchin Order

An order of friars in the Catholic Church, an important, conservative offshoot of the Franciscans.

The Stigmata

The appearance of wounds on a person similar to those Jesus Christ received during his crucifixion, nails through the hands/wrists, nails in the feet and a pierced side. Pio claimed to have the stigmata for fifty years. Pio was more famous for having the stigmata than almost anything else.

Pio's Gloves

Pio famously wore gloves to cover his...

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