Today we feature the letter “P.” So our saint for the day is Padre Pio:
Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Italian: Pio da Pietrelcina), O.F.M. Cap. (May 25, 1887 – September 23, 1968), was a friar, priest, stigmatist, and mystic,now venerated as a saint of the Catholic Church. Born Francesco Forgione, he was given the name of Pius (Italian: Pio) when he joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.
There is a great deal more to his life, no surprise given he was a figure of much controversy. More can be learned about him at his wiki, located here.