ST. PIO of PIETRELCINA – Patron of Civil Defense Volunteers
Saint Padre Pio was a Friar, Priest, and Mystic. He was part of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. As Pio knelt before a cross, he had a vision of Jesus, resulting in him being left with wounds resembling stigmata, which puzzled his doctors, and he dealt with it for most of his life. He devoted himself to healing the sick until his death, despite controversial claims made against him.
b. 5/25/1887 Benevento, Italy d. 9/23/1968 Foggia, Italy
Patronage: Adolescents, Stress relief, Civil defence volunteers
Feast Day: September 23
Memorial Day Sept 23