The heart of Pietrelcina is placed on a little hill of calcareous rock, and it's called: “La Morgia”. It's the quarter “Castello”, the old center of Pietrelcina. This is the place which listened the wailings of Francesco Forgione (the future Padre Pio). This is the place that saw the little Francesco Forgione to grow up and run for the little courts and lanes. “He had the first air, the first breath and the first milk, at Pietrelcina”.
Why Pietrelcina must be blissful? Because “Padre Pio”, this man, a Saint of the Christianity, breathed the first air here at Pietrelcina.
His feet touched this land as a first land. His little hands picked up these little stones as a first ones. His eyes look at these images as the first ones. Yes, Pietrelcina. You are a Saint town”.