St. Padre Pio Shrine
|St. Padre Pio Shrine|
|Location||Corner of Harding Highway (Route 40), Central Avenue and Weymouth Road (County Road 690) in Landisville, NJ|
|Weekly attendance||300 (Wednesday 7:00 PM)|
|Website||St. Padre Pio Shrine|
|Founder(s)||Marie and Pete D'Andrea|
|Relics held||Glove of St. Padre Pio|
|Floor area||10 acres (outdoor)|
|Materials||Stucco with steel frame|
The shrine was conceived in 1997 by Marie and Pete D'Andrea, Italian-American farmers in Buena, and was designed by local architect Ron Angelo. The structure was completed in 2002, and consists of a four-storey monument and three statues on ten acres of land. The monument is composed of a steel frame covered with white stucco, and inside the monument are the statues of Padre Pio, the Blessed Mother, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The shrine has a glove of Saint Padre Pio as a relic. Rosary prayer sessions are held at the shrine on Wednesday evenings (7:00 PM), and some individuals have claimed to have experienced miracles resulting from praying at the shrine. In 2009, the shrine suffered damage during a robbery attempt of the shrine's donation box.
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- David Simpson (August 30, 2012). "Padre Pio shrine in South Jersey gains reputation for miracles". Atlantic City Press.
- "Pray, hope and don't worry". Facebook. August 25, 2010.
- Kevin Coyne (September 16, 2006). "At a shrine, inspiration and memories". New York Times.
- Sharon Hutchinson (April 10, 2004). "Sun at Padre Pio's miracle shrine - Buena, New Jersey". Visions of Jesus Christ.
- Edward Van Embden (May 12, 2009). "Padre Pio shrine victim of unsaintly robbery attempt". Atlantic City Press.