Padre Pio Sanctus (key art)In this incredible documentary film, Padre Pio tells his story. The voice of the simple friar from Pietrelcina lives on through his own writings, recalling various moments from his remarkable life, including how he lived with the stigmata for fifty years. Padre Pio is now known as Blessed Pio of Pietrelcina, as a result of his beatification on May 2nd, 1999, by Pope John Paul II.

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Details

LENGTH: 1 x 60 Minutes
FORMAT: Special
CAMERA: Betacam
INTERNATIONAL TRACK AVAILABLE: No
TEXTLESS MASTER AVAILABLE: No
CLOSED CAPTIONS AVAILABLE: No
ASPECT RATIO: 4:3
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2004
RELEASE YEAR: 2004
SUPPLIER: Nova-T
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide

A humble Capuchin priest from San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, Padre Pio was blessed by God in many wonderful and mysterious ways. He was born to Giuseppa and Grazio Forgione, peasant farmers, in the small Italian village of Pietrelcina on May 25, 1887. From his childhood, it was evident that he was a true child of God.

The most dramatic sign of his special grace was the stigmata. Padre Pio bore the wounds of Jesus on his hands, feet, and side for fifty years. Several days before he died in 1968, all evidence of the wounds disappeared.

In this film, Padre Pio describes how he first received the stigmata, and how he lived with it throughout his life. He speaks of himself as a confessor and spiritual guide, a man of prayer and a man of God. Other wonders have been granted to Padre Pio, including the gift of prophecy and the ability to effect miraculous cures.