St. Padre Pio Procession in Boston’s North End (NEWF photo)

Update: View photos of this event here.

The Capuchin Friars who run the Shrine of St. Padre Pio are coming to Boston with the heart of Padre Pio.

According to a schedule released by the Archdiocese of Boston, the public may view the relic on September 21, 7 p.m. to midnight at St. Leonard’s Church in the North End of Boston. Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m., followed by veneration until midnight.

This is the first time any major relic of Padre Pio has left Italy. Many people have a great devotion to Padre Pio, so the friars have made this possible especially for those who are not able to travel to San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy to venerate his relics and pray for his intercession.

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