Thursday, September 23, 2021
St. Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, was a 20th century Capuchin friar and priest. He is known for his piety and charity. He had the stigmata, the wounds of Christ in his hands and feet. He also had many mystical experiences, including frequently seeing guardian angels and predicting that Karol Wojtyła, a priest, would ascend to “the highest post in the church” Karol Wojtyła later became Pope John Paul II.
St. Padre Pio is the patron saint of adolescents, civil defense volunteers, stress relief, and January blues. His feast day is September 23.