This is the exquisite Padre Pio Plaque. Saint Pio (Padre Pio, 1887-1968) of Pietrelcina, Italy was an Italian Capuchin Friar who received the mystical gift of the Stigmata (five wounds of the crucified Christ). He acquired an immense number of followers during and after his death. This the perfect gift for his feast day on September 23rd. This plaque is an ideal confirmation gift or birthday gift for anyone named Pius as well as a great Christmas stocking stuffer!
A Wall Plaque in Three Sizes
This plaque is available in three sizes: small (p137k, 2 x 1.6 inches), medium (p48m, 3.75 x 3 inches), and large (p208g, 7.9 x 6.3 inches). This solid bronze plaque hangs easily on any wall at home or in the office. This solid bronze plaque – designed and realized by a master bronze-smith in Germany – is a fitting gift for a birthday, feast day, and confirmation. It is also ideal for anyone named Pius or Pio and for that special “Pius” in your life.
Saint of Suffering, Saint of the Stigmata
Padre Pio was regarded as saintly even while he was alive. In 1971, three years after Padre Pio’s death, Pope Paul VI, while addressing the superiors of the Capuchin Order, said this of him: Look at what fame he had, what a worldwide following gathered around him! But why? Perhaps because he was a philosopher? Because he was wise? Because he had resources at his disposal? Because he said Mass humbly, heard confessions from dawn to dusk and was – it is not easy to say it – one who bore the wounds of our Lord. He was a man of prayer and suffering. In this bronze plaque, Padre Pio is depicted saying Mass with the marks of the stigmata showing on his hands, as the great throngs of faithful pray with him. This solid bronze plaque is the perfect gift for a birthday, name day, or confirmation.