We just arrived at our hotel in San Giovanni Rotondo after a long day. We ran over time! Please forgive the short but sweet post. I only have 15 minutes before dinner. I hope the pictures speak for themselves.
Sfogliatella at a rest stop for breakfast
A typical lunch for the region (which was very Greek looking because they inhabited the region years ago) that farmers ate in the fields. Our guide called it the first “to-go” lunch ever made!
Upon entering St. Padre Pio, we were able to receive a blessing from Father Joe using gloves that St. Padre Pio used to cover his stigmata – a second class relic. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience. I brought very special intentions for this blessing. 😉
We had mass at St. Padre Pio’s church; the smaller original where his confessional was. While we could take pictures, I just spent time there praying.
And now, off to dinner!