Published: Thursday 11 October, 2018

Incorrupt Heart Relic of Padre Pio Arrives at Cebu Cathedral (Full Schedule)

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Padre Pio heart relic arrives at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. (SunStar Cebu)

Throngs of Catholics waited outside the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral for the arrival of Padre Pio’s heart relic. And when it finally arrived, cheers and prayers greeted. The incorrupt heart relic of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina will be in Cebu until October 13.

After rapturous receptions at the Padre Pio National Shrine in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Manila Cathedral and the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the heart relic has now traveled to Cebu. Aside from Cebuanos, Catholics from all over the Visayas have reportedly traveled to the island just to see Padre Pio’s heart relic.

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Padre Pio of Pietrelcina became famous for exhibiting stigmata – bodily marks and wounds corresponding to the wounds of Jesus Christ. On September 20, 1918, the stigmata started appearing on Padre Pio’s body and continued until his death. He would later be beatified in 1999 and canonized as a saint in 2002, both by Pope John Paul II.

After Cebu City, the heart relic will travel to Davao City

October 6-7 National Shrine of St. Padre Pio
October 8-10 Manila Cathedral, UST
October 11-13 Cebu Cathedral
October 14-16 Davao Cathedral
October 17 Lipa Cathedral
October 18-26 National Shrine of St. Padre Pio

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