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Exposition of the Relics of St. Padre Pio

Oct 9, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
St. Mary Cathedral
606 N. Ohio Ave. Gaylord, Michigan 49735-1999

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Phone: 989.732.5448

In October of 2019, the Relics of Saint Padre Pio will be available for veneration and viewing at St. Mary Cathedral.  For many faithful, in the Catholic Church, touching relics or praying in the presence of them helps an individual focus on the saint’s life and virtues so that through the saint’s prayer or intercession before God, the individual will be drawn closer to God.  Relics are physical objects associated with a saint or candidate for sainthood – part of the person’s body or something with which he or she was in contact. Relics are not worshiped, but treated with religious respect.

Saint Padre Pio is notable for his contributions to the Catholic Church through his indomitable faith.  On September 20, 1918 the five wounds of our Lord’s passion appeared on his body, making him the first stigmatized priest in the history of the Catholic Church. Countless persons were attracted to his confessional and many more received his saintly counsel and spiritual guidance through correspondence. Devotees of Saint Padre Pio draw from all kinds of backgrounds. St. Padre Pio was canonized in 2002 by St. John Paul II.

Veneration of St. Padre Pio’s relics will begin at 8:00 a.m. on October 9th at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord and culminate with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Steven J. Raica that same evening at 5:00 p.m.