Padre Pio Relic Coming Sept. 18 To Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Sep 10, 2021 378

BY: Bill Miller

 In late April 1968, Gino and Anna Dagri of Queens were honeymooning in their native Italy when she insisted they visit Padre Pio, the future saint known for bearing stigmata — wounds corresponding to the wounds of the crucifixion of Christ.

At first, Gino wasn’t interested, but he soon agreed to accompany his bride to Padre Pio’s church in the town of San Giovanni Rotondo, in southern Italy. Five months later, the future saint would die at age 81. When the Dagris met him, he was in a wheelchair, and his body had reportedly stopped showing signs of the stigmata. But when he touched the newlyweds on their foreheads, Gino was overwhelmed with emotion.

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