Padre Pio Seminar & Pilgrimage

The Padre Pio Seminar & Pilgrimage will  take place on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September.


This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Canonisation of Padre Pio. The Padre Pio Seminar will take place on Saturday 17th September in St John’s Rest & Care Centre. The day will begin with a welcome at 10am, followed by a full day of talks, prayer Mass and blessed with the Padre Pio Glove. See full schedule below.

The programmed activities on Sunday 18th September will include scheduled periods throughout the morning and early afternoon for blessings with the Padre Pio Glove by a Capuchin Friar (available from 10am in the Basilica).

Ceremonies will continue in the afternoon with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm and culminating in the National Pilgrimage of Padre Pio at 3pm in the Basilica.

The Chief Celebrant is Most Rev. Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin. We look forward to welcoming you all for this special weekend of celebrations.

You can view the full programme for each day by clicking on the posters below:











A Prayer

by St. Pio of Pietrelcina


May Jesus comfort you
in all your afflictions.
May He sustain you in dangers,
watch over you always with His grace,
and indicate the safe path
that leads to eternal salvation.
And may He render you
always dearer to His Divine Heart
and always more worthy of Paradise.