Worshippers came with rosaries, prayer cards, crucifixes and even photographs of loved ones to touch them to objects connected to St. Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968.

The saint is said to have borne crucifixion wounds similar to those of Jesus Christ and to have healed the sick. Tradition also holds that Padre Pio, described as a mystic, could bilocate - that is, be in two places at once.

His relics are on view at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Displayed will be a fingerless glove, crusts from his wounds, a piece of cotton gauze stained with his blood, a lock of hair, a handkerchief soaked with sweat shortly before he died, and his mantle (or friar’s) cloak.

Except for the cloak, each relic will be exhibited in a container for sacred relics, known as a reliquary.

Students of Jesuit High School visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
Students of Jesuit High School visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
Paulette Bakke, 54, of St. Petersburg, prays at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, where people went to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. Bakke feels a special connection to Padre Pio, citing how the saint got her through her double hip replacement. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
Paulette Bakke, 54, of St. Petersburg, prays at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, where people went to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. Bakke feels a special connection to Padre Pio, citing how the saint got her through her double hip replacement. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People touch rosary beads and prayer cards to the relics on display at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People touch rosary beads and prayer cards to the relics on display at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
From left: Siblings, Leonard, 6, Daniel, 10, and Ireland Greeley, 8 wait to see the relics on display, connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968, at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
From left: Siblings, Leonard, 6, Daniel, 10, and Ireland Greeley, 8 wait to see the relics on display, connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968, at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
Daniel Greeley holds his
Daniel Greeley holds his "key to heaven" after visiting the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
Gauze with the blood of Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968 on display at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
Gauze with the blood of Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968 on display at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
Crusts of the wounds of Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968 on display at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
Crusts of the wounds of Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968 on display at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
The mantle of Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968 on display at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
The mantle of Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968 on display at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
Nelly Leyton, 68, of St. Petersburg, prays at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, where people turned out to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. Leyton, who only speaks Spanish, said she was most impressed by the saint's wounds.
Nelly Leyton, 68, of St. Petersburg, prays at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, where people turned out to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. Leyton, who only speaks Spanish, said she was most impressed by the saint's wounds. "It really spoke to me," she said. "I thought, he must be special to have endured what Jesus did." (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)
People visit the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 to see and touch relics connected to Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968. (Martha Asencio Rhine, Times)