Praying for healing at Ferns event
St Aidan's Church in Ferns was filled to capacity recently as people from across the diocese gathered for the eighth annual St. Padre Pio Healing Mass.
The Mass was concelebrated by newly appointed novice director for the Capuchin order, Fr. Sean Kelly OFM Cap., and present also were Italian and Polish friars along with Novitiates of the Capuchin Order and Fr Paddy Cushen and Fr Bernard Cushen.
St. Pio holds a special place in the hearts of millions of people across the world and the strong devotion to him across the county of Wexford was evident once again in the massive turnout for the occasion of his feast day celebrations.
The church was filled to capacity over 30 minutes before the Mass began. People with disabilities, elderly and young people, babies and children, all came to be blessed by the relics.
Everybody received an individual blessing with the relics of St Padre Pio including a glove that was worn by him during the stigmata which he suffered for most of his lifetime.