Published : Friday, March 16, 2018 | 5:18 AM
On March 16 and 17, the relics will be available for veneration at Saint Andrew Church in Old Pasadena.
A schedule provided by Saint Andrew Church says a mass will be held at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, March 16, followed by a day-long veneration in the church. A special mass will be held at 7 p.m.
The next day, Saturday, March 17, mass will be said at 8:15 a.m. followed by veneration until 12 p.m.
On March 18, the relics will be taken to St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church in Encino, where a mass will be held at 5 p.m.
Better known as Padre Pio, the Italian priest was a mystic celebrated for his powers of healing and prophecy. He bore wounds resembling those of Christ known as the “stigmata.”
The relics include a glove and handkerchief belonging to the Italian saint as well as a lock of his hair, crust from his “stigmata” wounds and a cotton gauze with his blood stains.
More information about the tour schedule can be found at www.SaintPioFoundation.org. You may also call Saint Andrew Church at (626) 792-4183.