Padre Pio’s chalice

Padre Pio’s chalice

padrepiochalice-webFather Peter M. Saporito, pastor, raises a chalice once used by St. Padre Pio during Mass at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Padre Pio Parish, Vineland, on Sept. 22, the day of the 11th annual parish St. Padre Pio Festival. The chalice is currently owned by Cindy Russo of Ohio, who attended the festival. St. Pio is an Italian mystic and stigmatic who was beatified in 1999 and canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II.

Photo by Alan M. Dumoff, more photos, ccdphotolibrary.smugmug.com

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