The letters of the Saint Padre Pio and his connection with Garabandal
Who was the Saint Padre Pio?
This worthy follower of St. Francis of Assisi was born on 25 May 1887 in Pietrelcina, in the archdiocese of Benevento, son of Grazio Forgione and Maria Giuseppa de Nunzio. He was baptized the next day, receiving the name of Francis. He received the sacrament of Chrismation and First Communion when he was 12 years old. At the age of 16, on January 6, 1903, he entered the novitiate of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, in Morcone, where he dressed Franciscan habit on the 22nd of the same month, and was called Frei Pio. of novitiate, made the profession of simple vows, and on January 27, 1907, to solemn vows.