Mass at Padre Pio’s Altar, Visited his Incorrupt Body, Drive to Singing Dinner in Rome
by Steve Ray on April 29, 2018
Today we woke up and beautiful son Giovanni Rotondo on the side of a mountain or Padre Pio lived and worked. We started the day with my talk on Padre Pio (see whole talk on video below) and Mass at the altar where the saint celebrated Mass for so many years. We all sat right next to his confessional. I heard one person say it was the highlight of the whole trip so far.
You can listen to Fr. Fran’s homily here.
We then visited his glass-encased tomb so we could all get up close and see his incorrupt body. After our group picture we started our way towards room. We had fun along the way with my (Steve Ray’s) conversion story, Teresa Tomeo’s story and both priests gave their vocation stories. Several lunch and ice cream stops along the way and we arrived in Rome in good time.
After time to freshen up we took off for Benito’s for dinner where we were serenaded with Italian music.
MY 10-MINUTE TALK ON PADRE PIO
FULL DAY FROM SAN GIOVANNI ROTUNDA TO ROME