St Pio's glove back in Kildare this weekend

All are invited to visit religious relic

Leader reporter


Leader reporter


St Pio's glove back in Kildare this weekend

St Pio, otherwise known as Padre Pio

St Pio’s Glove will be in the home of Betty Malone, Shindella, Rathangan (on the Rathangan to Monasterevin Road) on Sunday, April 28, between 11am-5pm.

For more information, please contact Betty at 045 525094. All are welcome to visit and there is parking available.

Religious items relating to St Pio will be on sale on the day. 

Mrs Malone frequently hosts St Pio relics at her home.

The Italian friar, who was born in 1887, was famous for exhibiting stigmata, or bleeding wounds, from his hands and feet during his life. During his life, Padre Pio wore fingerless mittens to protect his wounded hands. These gloves are revered as relics by devotees of the saint, and miracles have been attributed to them.

Padre Pio was made a saint by Pope John Paul in 2002.

File photo of a Saint Pio glove