The Prayer Groups are the fruit of Padre Pio’s priestly ministry. Padre Pio encouraged his devotees to pray constantly.

Gathering on a regular basis (once a month on one specific day) the Padre Pio Prayer Groups pray together, attend Mass and meditate upon the Holy Scriptures. After the local Bishop’s permission has been obtained, the spiritual direction of each Group is entrusted to a priest. The group leaders and supervisors, in union with their Spiritual Director, schedule and manage the regular activities of each individual group.