Ancient Church

Built in the mid of 1500 was dedicated to Santa Maria delle Grazie in 1600. It has a door above which, in a small bezel, depicts a Madonna and Child, San Francisco and San Michele Arcangelo.

Two commemorative plaques, placed by the city of San Giovanni Rotondo, remember August 10, 1910 (ordained a priest of St. Pius) and the year 1916 (the friar’s arrival at San Giovanni Rotondo).

Inside, you immediately notice the altar of San Francesco, which is used by Padre Pio for the celebrations, the crucifix before which he received the stigmata – located on the top floor – and in the confessional where he spent whole days to listen and comfort to all its faithful.

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