An unforgettable story of a humble yet controversial Capuchin priest and mystic who was used by God to bring healing and hope to thousands of people.
A gruff yet goldy man, Padre Pio (1887-1968) was a healer and mystic. He aspired to great holiness, both for himself and for the many people who came to him for spiritual direction. For the final fifty years of his life, Padre Pio silently endured both the physical pain of his stigmata and times of persecution. However, even when under church discipline, Padre Pio was graced with amazing gifts that enabled him to carry out his ministry until the day he died. Strange visions and appearances of both the living and the dead, pleading for his intercession.Unexplainable bilocations that enabled the priest to attend the deathbed pf a loved one while he was saying Mass many miles away. Mysterious odors of sanctity that frequently came to be associated with the interceding presence of the Capuhin friar long after his death.
In the end, truth prevailed and Padre Pio's sanctity became known throughout the world. Over 100,000 of Padre Pio's "spiritual children" attended his funeral, and in May 1999 Padre Pio was beatified by Pope John Paul II.
Meet Padre Pio will bring you face-to-face with one of the most beloved yet mysterious Catholic personalities of the twentieth century.