September 20, Wednesday
Bus departs St. Victoria at 7:30 a.m.
Bus returns at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Join St. Victoria parishioners as they travel to LaCrosse , Wisconsin to view the relics of St. Padre Pio. The Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman is the closest stop on the U.S. tour. Some of the relics to be exhibited include a reliquary with Padre Pio’s hair, a shirt with the blood of the stigmata, his habit and priestly vestments, and one of his gloves used to cover his stigmata. According to the Saint Pio Foundation, the five marks of our Lord’s passion appeared on Padre Pio’s body on September 20, 1918, making him the only stigmatized priest in the history of the Catholic Church. Many people were attracted to his confessional and many more received his saintly counsel and spiritual guidance through correspondence.
The tour of Padre Pio’s relics celebrates the 130th anniversary of his birth and the 15th anniversary of his canonization as a saint. For more information about Padre Pio, visit www.saintpiofoundation.org
Cost: $10 per person for transportation plus spending money for lunch, free will offering to St. Pio Foundation and gift shop.
To register, contact Emily Klinker at Email Emily