Faithful gathered at the St. Padre Pio Shrine's annual Padre Pio Festival



Father Fredrick Clements from the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts in Linwood leads the procession in prayer Wednesday during the St. Padre Pio celebration at the Padre Pio Shrine on Route 40 in Landisville.


Relics of Padre Pio

St. Padre Pio Shrine

Sam and Theresa Evens say a prayer



September 22, 2011 - Reported [here]. The faithful gathered here Wednesday at the St. Padre Pio Shrine ahead of this weekend's annual Padre Pio Festival. Wednesday's event featured prayers, a procession and blessings with relics of Padre Pio. On Saturday, St. Padre Pio Parish, on Dante Avenue in Vineland, will host its annual Padre Pio Festival. A Mass and procession will begin at 11 a.m., followed by blessings with relics of Padre Pio, Mother Pauline and Mother Terese of Calcutta. Father Ermelindo DiCapua and Cardinal Peter Turkson will concelebrate. The festival will begin at noon on the church grounds.The event includes a fresh produce stand, food, children's games, Italian music and trips to the shrine. [Visit] the St. Padre's Shrine. [Address] is U.S. Route 40 & Central Avenue Landisville, New Jersey 08326.