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Capuchin Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 2 Capuchin sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Capuchin Catacombs
    Palermo, Italy
    In 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 Pio
    San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
    Located 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.