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National Padre Pio Centre July & August Events

Hello everyone.  Summer has finally arrived!

We have many events here at the National Centre for Padre Pio during the summer, and below are but a few for you to consider.  Please visit us at to get the full calendar of events for July and August.

Spirituality for Savvy Seniors

All “seasoned adults” are welcome to join us for a morning of faith- sharing with coffee and pastries as we reflect on a variety of spiritual topics.  Following the Rosary, visit our museum, browse our well-stocked gift shop or take a summer stroll through our outdoor devotional areas.   To register for this event, please contact

Friday, July 26, 2024
Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne:
Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Grandparents of Jesus
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Rosary with Veneration of the Relic Glove of Padre Pio – 11:30 AM

Witnessing to Life with Sister Deidre Byrne, P.O.S.C.

The National Centre for Padre Pio joyfully welcomes Sister Deidre who will share her life’s story as a Religious Sister, a soldier, and a surgeon.  She will address the topics of Euthanasia and the Eucharist. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. Complimentary hot beverages will be provided.

Sunday, July 28, 2024
Rosary with Veneration of the Relic Glove of Padre Pio – 11:30 AM
Mass – 12:30 PM
Attendees may choose to eat their lunch following Mass and during Sr. Dede’s presentations, or during the refreshment break. The Tabernacle is not located in the Spirituality Centre, which is where Sister will be offering her presentation.
Euthanasia Presentation by Sister Deidre Byrne, P.O.S.C. – 1:30 PM
Refreshment break – 2:15PM
Eucharist Presentation by Sister Deidre Byrne, P.O.S.C. – 2:30 PM
Chaplet of Divine Mercy – 3:15 PM
National Centre closes at 4:00 PM

About our Presenter
Sister Deidre Byrne, P.O.S.C. is a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a traditional religious order founded in 19th century Italy. She was previously an Army surgeon in Afghanistan.  Her order’s charism centers on prayer and Eucharistic Adoration. They serve the poor through an apostolate involving free healthcare for needy people in Washington D.C. Sister Dede (as she is affectionately known) also serves as superior of the Little Workers’ convent.  Sister Dede, whose brother is the Bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts, was born into a devout Catholic family of Georgetown-trained doctors.   After attending Virginia Tech for undergraduate study, Sister Dede graduated from Georgetown University Medical School where she later became the Chief Surgical Resident. Following an active duty and reserve career as a medical doctor in the U.S. Army, Sister Dede retired as a colonel and professed her final vows as a member of the Little Workers order in 2011.

Mass and Procession of the Madonna Santissima del Soccorso di Castelfranci

Celebrate the feast of the Madonna Santissima del Soccorso di Castelfranci, Avellino, Italy with Mass and an outdoor procession.

Sunday, August 4, 2024
Mass – 1:00 PM
Celebrant – Father Zachary Navit
Chaplain, Saint Mary Center, Lansdale, PA

Outdoor procession of La Madonna after Mass (weather permitting).

Exposition of Relics of Saints and Martyrs
Here at the National Centre for Padre Pio, we have the privilege of venerating over 100 relics of saints and martyrs during special expositions.  These expositions offer us an experience of the living God through an encounter with the relics of His saints and serve as a pathway to spiritual renewal.

Saturday, August 17 to Friday, August 23, 2024
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Museum Gallery

These times will be strictly observed. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Have a wonderful summer.



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