The Four Last Things
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sponsored by the Knights and Ladies of Divine Mercy
- Prayers for Healing
- Adoration 2:00 – 4:00 pm
- Confessions 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Fr. Pio Mandato FMHJ is a Franciscan priest living as a missionary hermit in the Diocese of Scranton PA. under Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, D. D..
He was born in Italy. His parents came from Pietrelcina in Southern Italy, the same town as Saint Pio, the famous stigmatist priest whom they knew very well. Fr. Pio received his first holy communion from Saint Pio before coming to the USA. He grew up in New Jersey and entered the Capuchin Franciscans at the age of 17, where he received his Franciscan formation and later his priestly ordination in 1985 . II
Since then he has been involved in various apostolates throughout the years, from hospital chaplaincy to working with the homeless in NY, to giving periodic retreats.
In 1998 after being accepted into the Diocese of Scranton by Bishop Timlin D. D., he began living a life of solitude and prayer consisting of Adoring the Lord, Prayerful intercession for the Church in her needs, living a life of repentance and conversion and of joyful Thanksgiving in the Franciscan charism. He is also Chaplain to the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth and at times goes forth to preach retreats.