Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie

In the fifties years the fame of Saint Pio was already so widespread among the faithfuls that it was necessary to build a new church adjacent to the ancient church. Inaugurated in 1959, it consists of a nave and two side, embellished with nine mosaics on the wall. Behind the mosaic the more significant: it depicts the Madonna delle Grazie, which is dedicated to the church, St. Pius, an angel and the arms of the town of San Giovanni Rotondo, Pietrelcina. In the basement of the church until last year, was located in the crypt of the saint stigmatized with the corpse. In April 2010 the transfer of the body. Padre Pio is now in the new church dedicated to him.

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