The Cittadella project

Introducing the major project inspired by Padre Pio

“My child, in Calabria you must build a sanctuary, a children’s hospital, a research centre and a home for the suffering. Because there are children who will be born with tumours in their lungs, in their blood and elsewhere, and they must be cured with natural medicines, with the herbs that grow there and with the water that flows there”.

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It was 2004 when Padre Pio asked Irene to build a centre to lovingly welcome those in need, to help sick children and the suffering, indicating the precise location in Calabria: Drapia.

Thus began the biggest and most ambitious project of her life, the one on which she has worked so hard and which has made her a witness to a huge plan for the salvation of future generations.

The Cittadella di Padre Pio is a complex of facilities covering over 160,000 m2 of land for the care and treatment of paediatric cancers as well as a centre of great hope and warmth devoted to humanising medicine and to comforting the suffering.

It also includes homes for the elderly, young offenders and the disabled, built next to the Cittadella, in the Contrada Brattirò.

What the cittadella offers:

Sanctuary with
Spirituality Centre
Paediatric Oncology
Hospital
Children’s
Home
Children’s
Home
Integrated Home
help centre
Integrated Home
help centre
Scientific Research
and Training Centre
“Cuore Alimentare”
kitchen
Children Accomodation
Centre
Specialist Secondary
School Complex
Residential
Clusters
Residential
Clusters
Underground
street
Underground
street
Home for former young offenders, the elderly and the self-sufficient disabled

The four pillars of the project:

Science

Involving experts and professionals

Faith

Directly inspired by Padre Pio

Community

New hope for the
local area

THE CITTADELLA ACCORDING TO ITS PLAYERS
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