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THE CITTADELLA DI PADRE PIO

A major project arising from the union between faith and science, an avant-garde centre for the treatment of child cancer patients and for the care of the elderly, young offenders and the disabled

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INSPIRED BY THE SAINT’S WISHES

In 2004, Padre Pio appeared to Irene Gaeta, his spiritual child, to carry out his divine plan to care for the child who is born and the dying man, in a specific part of Calabria: Drapia.

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The Cittadella di Padre Pio is an incredible message of hope that is now coming to life. With just a small donation, you can be witnesses to this immense divine plan.

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The inspiration

What it is, how it came about and who are the people that are making the dream of The Cittadella di Padre Pio a reality, with their unshakable faith and love, day after day.

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VIDEO – THE CITTADELLA ACCORDING TO ITS PLAYERS
A multi-purpose centre

The Cittadella offers comfort to young cancer patients, the elderly, young offenders, the disabled and many others with a pathway of physical and spiritual rebirth, in the arms of faith and medicine.

Drapia, the promised land

This small town in the province of Vibo Valentia, Calabria, was chosen by Padre Pio for its particular soil, vegetation and water.

The team of professionals

Architects, engineers, agronomists, doctors, researchers, lawyers, accountants or simple activists are supporting the project voluntarily, to be part of this great endeavour, led by the association “I Discepoli di Padre Pio”.

Support the Cittadella

Every contribution however small is worth a lot to us; donate towards its construction.

Support the Cittadella

Every contribution however small is worth a lot to us; donate towards its construction.

The Cittadella in figures

A great message of faith and in fact.
The Cittadella di Padre Pio involves the creation of 10 facilities specialised in the treatment of cancer patients and is a centre of excellence for medical research and training.

140000
m2 total area
220
beds for cancer treatment
20
rooms for accommodation
3900
meals a day
Who is Gaeta?

“A woman who abides” as she likes to say herself. She is the earthly witness to a message conveyed to her by Padre Pio to be fulfilled.

An extraordinary life

She has always been devoted to the care of the poor and the suffering, driven by unconditional charity and by everlasting love for Jesus and by her ongoing dialogue with Padre Pio.

Who is Gaeta?

“A woman who abides” as she likes to say herself. She is the earthly witness to a message conveyed to her by Padre Pio to be fulfilled.

An extraordinary life

She has always been devoted to the care of the poor and the suffering, driven by unconditional charity and by everlasting love for Jesus and by her ongoing dialogue with Padre Pio.

The Cittadella in detail
The Cittadella in detail

Discover what we are building.
 

The locations
The locations

Drapia and Calabria at the centre of the plan.

The works
The works

Requested by the saint,
guided by faith.

The Disciples of Padre Pio

The Catholic movement founded by Irene Gaeta to spread the spirituality and teachings of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina and to provide comfort, hope and faith in the future. The movement is recognised by the Church as a Private Association of the Faithful by decree no. 73/03 and as a Religion and Worship Foundation by decree no. 84/03, both signed by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar General of His Holiness John Paul II in the diocese of Rome.

An ongoing mission of faith

To pursue its goals and carry out major works for the suffering and people in difficulty, like the Cittadella di Padre Pio, the movement has set up an association “I Discepoli di Padre Pio” (The Disciples of Padre Pio) in accordance with the Italian civil code and Presidential decree no. 361 of 10 February 2000, and is listed on the register of legal entitles of the Rome Prefecture.

The Disciples of Padre Pio

The Catholic movement founded by Irene Gaeta to spread the spirituality and teachings of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina and to provide comfort, hope and faith in the future. The movement is recognised by the Church as a Private Association of the Faithful by decree no. 73/03 and as a Religion and Worship Foundation by decree no. 84/03, both signed by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar General of His Holiness John Paul II in the diocese of Rome.

An ongoing mission of faith

To pursue its goals and carry out major works for the suffering and people in difficulty, like the Cittadella di Padre Pio, the movement has set up an association “I Discepoli di Padre Pio” (The Disciples of Padre Pio) in accordance with the Italian civil code and Presidential decree no. 361 of 10 February 2000, and is listed on the register of legal entitles of the Rome Prefecture.