Heartfelt devotion

Father Robert Sinatra, pastor of Saint Padre Pio Parish, consecrates the host during a Mass Sept. 25 at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, as the relic heart of the parish’s namesake rests in a reliquary in front of the altar. With Father Sinatra are Father Francis Kim, parochial vicar, and Deacon Cesar Sarmiento of Newark. Thousands flocked to Our Lady of Pompeii last weekend to venerate the heart of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, known for his mercy and love of Jesus and the Blessed Mother. Photo by Alan M. Dumoff

Father Robert Sinatra, pastor of Saint Padre Pio Parish, consecrates the host during a Mass Sept. 25 at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, as the relic heart of the parish’s namesake rests in a reliquary in front of the altar. With Father Sinatra are Father Francis Kim, parochial vicar, and Deacon Cesar Sarmiento of Newark. Thousands flocked to Our Lady of Pompeii last weekend to venerate the heart of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, known for his mercy and love of Jesus and the Blessed Mother.
Photo by Alan M. Dumoff

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