To Visit: San Giovanni Rotondo (booking and rent)
San Giovanni Rotondo: Where to Stay.
At the request of the Capuchin Friars in San Giovanni Rotondo, we helped them build Padre Pio's New Church. After years of work, the new church opened on July 1, 2004.
La Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza is considered by many as Padre Pio's hospital. This hospital was Padre Pio's dream, to help those who suffer. His dream has been sustained through donations and prayer. The Padre Pio Foundation also supports the hospital.
We are able to support these projects in San Giovanni Rotondo thanks to the loyal support of our benefactors. Both the hospital and the new church are magnificent tributes to our patron saint.
Our efforts in Italy also focus on Pietrelcina where Padre Pio was born. It was through our efforts that Santa Anna Church, the church where he was baptized and confirmed, was completely restored. It was in disrepair and had been abandoned for many years. Through the generous contributions of our benefactors, the Foundation was able to restore the Church. We hired local artisans to do the work. For them it was a work of Love. And it shows!
We also assisted at Santa Maria degli Angeli (also in Pietrelcina), Padre Pio's parish church, after it was left in ruins by an earthquake. We commissioned artists to create floor to ceiling murals of Angels which now frame the altar there