Padre Pio was a Capuchin friar who belonged to the Province of Foggia in Italy. Although he is known for his extraordinary holiness and, of course, miracles such as the sacred stigmata, in many ways his life was that of an ordinary friar. He prayed, lived a fraternal life, and ministered to the people who came to the friary, especially for confession. Padre Pio, of course, was canonized by Pope John Paul II and thousands of pilgrims continue to visit his tomb at San Giovanni Rotondo, where the friars still work to serve their spiritual needs. In the Saints column we have details of many Capuchin saints.