The Saint Pio Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of the spiritual charisma of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, working internationally with institutions and individuals whose vision is to serve those in need of relief of suffering.
On Thursday, April 2nd, the Saint Pio Foundation is holding a reception to honor Alyse and Tony Lo Bianco, as they receive the Adelia Award, presented to those who have supported the Saint Pio Foundation by serving on its Board of Trustees, advisory boards or advisory committees and who have given their time and talents in an exemplary way. The 6:00 pm reception will take place at the Trinity Broadcasting Network Center in New York City.
The “Adelia” takes its name from Adelia Maria McAlpin Pyle, who was one of the closest friends of Padre Pio. Adelia, or “Mary” as she was better known, converted to Catholicism and used her wealth to build a new church, a monastery and a seminary in Pietrelcina, Italy, where Padre Pio was born. Previous recipients of the Adelia Award include Bishop Frank Caggiano of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchrer; Father Pat Conroy, Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives; Archbishop Samuel Aquila from the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado and actor and singer Franc D’Ambrosio.
The award will be bestowed on acclaimed actor Tony Lo Bianco (The French Connection, The Juror, Blood Brothers, City Heat, Nixon, The Seven Ups, Honeymoon Killers and Kill the Irishman) and his wife, author Alyse Lo Bianco. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Emmy-winning television host and best-selling author Rita Cosby.
Funds raised by the Saint Pio Foundation are used to provide grants and support to healthcare, educational, social, religious and cultural organizations. As partners, they use their facilities and influence to advance the public’s knowledge of the legacy and importance of Saint Pio.
To purchase tickets or to make a donation, please call 203-416-1471 or email to: [email protected].