He died in 1968. He carried the wounds of Christ on his body for his last 50 years, until his death at age 81. Countless books speak of the endless number of miracles that came about through his prayers. He would continually remind listeners to ‘pray, hope, and don’t worry.’ People would wait up to a year to have their confession heard by this gifted man, because, through the Holy Spirit, he knew their sins better than they did.
In 2010, 42 years after his death, St. Padre Pio interceded for Cindy Russo as she prayed for Noah, a terminally ill three-year-old. Pio’s appearance to Cindy at a church in Rome, Italy, turned a lukewarm Christian into someone who is now on fire. She has brought many a deeper connection with Christ through the assistance of this faithful servant of Jesus.