Padre Pio, born Francesco Forgione in 1887, was the son of poor Italian farmers. He became a Capuchin priest and eventually became an inspiration to millions. In 1971, Pope Paul VI explained why: “...It was because he said Mass humbly, heard confessions from morning until night and was a marked representative of the stigmata of Our Lord. He was truly a man of prayer and suffering.” Today, Padre Pio’s favorite advice - pray, hope and don’t worry - continues to resonate with the world.
Patron saint of:
civil defense volunteers
About Tiny Saints
Each Tiny Saint is about 1 inch tall and made from a colorful rubber. Each includes a metal clasp so they can be hooked onto keychains, backpacks, and anywhere else you could use a "tiny saint."
Each Tiny Saint includes a small card with brief history of the Saint depicted and what patronage the Saint is associated with.