On Good Friday, 15th April 2022, at 07:30 the first eight blocks that will form the base platform of the Lourdes Grotto arrived in the Citadella di Padre Pio. At 08:30 Don Sergio Merigrana, Parish Priest of Drapia, blessed the first block. The works in the Citadella never stop! Throughout the next week, workers will chisel and saw-cut surfaces and soften the sharp corners. On Friday 22 April another sixteen blocks will arrive which will make up the next two rows.