Below is an illustrated index of the 2 Capuchin sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.
Capuchin CatacombsPalermo, ItalyIn 1599, Capuchin monks discovered their catacombs contained a mysterious preservative that helped mummify the dead. As a result, more than 8,000 Sicilians demanded to be buried here and are now on display.
Shrine of Padre PioSan Giovanni Rotondo, ItalyLocated in southern Italy, this is the second-most visited Catholic shrine in the world. It centers on the tomb of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, a Capuchin friar, priest and mystic known for his devotion, miracles and stigmata.