This wood carved statue of St.Padre Pio of Pietralcina is hand made until 40cm/16inch. and carved in fine selected dried maple wood, the wooden figures over 40cm/16inch. are hand carved but in the softer selected dried linden wood. This St.Padre Pio of Pietralcina wooden sculpture is finished by hand carving and is hand painted with oil colours by brush, in the Dolfi Studios in Ortisei, Val Gardena, Dolomites, Italy from professional Dolfi artists and artisans. Oil colours are used to give to the wood carved figure a natural and unique personal look. On this St.Padre Pio of Pietralcina hand made wood carving, there are over 70 hand made processes, that only skilled hands of Dolfi artisans that learned the job over many years, can create. This procedure allows us to produce unique wood carved collectibles, figures and statues and statuary for the church and for all Dolfi funs in over 60 countries worldwide.The life of St.Padre Pio of Pietrelcina: Saint Padre Pio was born Francesco in Forgione May 25th, 1887 at Pietrelcina, in the province of Benevento. He took the name of "Fra Pio" on January 22nd, 1904. On the 10th of August 1910 Padre Pio was ordained as priest few weeks later, on 8 September he received the stigmata. It's interesting that Padre Pio is the only case of a priest that stigmatized. Padre Pio calls in small in a remote monastery of San Giovanni Rotondo on July 22nd, 1916, where he remained until his death on September 23rd, 1968. On the 5th of September 1918 came the first phenomenon and a short time later his stigmata became permanent. The stigmata miraculously after his death, left no trace or scar. On the 18th December 1997 The Holy Father, Pope John Paul II declared Padre Pio Venerable. On the 2nd of May 1999 Padre Pio was proclaimed blessed.