In his life the supernatural charisms are admirably combined with the perfection of the Christian virtues: in addition to the stigmas, he was the bearer of many other mystical gifts (ecstasy, visions, clairvoyance, bilocations, the odor of sanctity and miraculous healings).?However, he never left his convent, nor wrote books, but he was a simple priest who said Mass and confessed.
The charism of holiness of Fr. Pio is based on a "devouring" love for Christ, which leads him to share his sufferings on Calvary, since "Jesus is never without the Cross".?Embracing this Cross, he developed his vocation to save souls, giving meaning to the suffering that inexorably forms part of all human life, in the belief that, when accepted in faith and delivered and offered in love to God and brothers , it becomes a way of salvation and redemption.