“If we earnestly endeavor to love Jesus, this alone will drive all fear from our hearts and soul will find that instead of walking in the Lord’s paths, it is flying.” St. Pio
St. Pio Statue Tour
The life-size statue of St. Pio is making a one-time tour of churches in the region before being installed on the Casa USA campus in Howell, MI, where he will remain permanently to greet devoted pilgrims & his spiritual children.
The statue is a one-of-a-kind depiction of Padre Pio created to sit under a magnificent tree on the property in Howell, MI.
On September 7th, 1910, in the first year of his ministry, Padre Pio received the first stigmata while sitting beneath a magnificent tree in Piana Romana, Italy.
St. Pio shared the experience in a letter to his spiritual advisor,
“In the center of my hands, a red spot appeared, about the size of a coin, and with it, an intense pain in the soles of my feet.”
This pain in his hands and feet was the first occurrence of the stigmata, even though they were not visible at the time.
It was not until September 20, 1918, that Padre Pio received the visible stigmata after he celebrated morning Mass.
The statue is based on one of the few photos of St. Pio when he was younger.
Hosting this statue is to be a part of the history of the pilgrim site coming to Howell, MI.
Churches are encouraged to host St. Pio.
CHI will provide literature, a sign explaining the significance, a suggested service template and program, and will be included on the promotional materials.
Please send an email to aoreilly@CHI-USA.com with your interest to either host St. Pio or join the volunteer team for transporting him.
JANUARY 9-17 | HOLY SPIRIT | HAMBURG
JANUARY 19-24 | ST. MARY STAR OF THE SEA | JACKSON
JANUARY 26-31 | ST. JOSEPH | HOWELL
FEBRUARY 2-7 | ST. MARY CATHEDRAL | LANSING
FEBRUARY 9-14 | OLD ST. PATRICK | ANN ARBOR
MARCH 2-7 | ST. JOHN the BAPTIST | HOWELL
MARCH 9 – 14 | ST. AGNES | FOWLERVILLE
MARCH 16-21 | CATHEDRAL OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT | DETROIT
MARCH 23-28 | ST. PATRICK | BRIGHTON
MORE CHURCHES COMING SOON…
Note: St. Pio will be delivered and picked up on Monday. Monday is not listed on the schedule as it is the day of transportation. If your church would like to hold a service on Monday night that may be possible depending on the distance he is traveling and the availability of the crew.