More than 1,000 people participated in the 29th annual Northern California Renewal Coalition's Catholic Charismatic Convention May 27-29 in Santa Clara. The event included liturgy, adoration and educational seminars. One highlight was the display of relics of St. Padre Pio, the Capuchin stigmatist who died in 1968. Right, Italian Rev. GianMaria Digiorgio, OFM, Cap., a pupil of Padre Pio, spoke in Italian about the saint, while Doris Prevot of Antioch, translated. Among the many vendors at the event was Pauline Books & Media in Redwood City, left. Sister Jennifer Tecla of the Daughters of St. Paul said the bookstore and Sisters' convent may move to Menlo Park in the fall. For more information on the renewal coalition: www.ncrcspirit.org.
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THE CATHOLIC VOICE