The Shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy, is the second-most visited Catholic shrine in the world. Over 7 million pilgrims each year visit the Shrine. It centers on the tomb of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, a Capuchin friar, priest and mystic known for his devotion to God, care for the sick, and supernatural gifts. He died in 1968 and was declared a saint in 2002.
"More souls of the dead from purgatory, than of the living, climb this mountain to attend my Masses and seek my prayers."
“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
St. Francis of Assisi