St Pio’s Cafe

St Pio's Cafe

St Pio’s Cafe

Date

27 August 2016

Location

Pantasaph, Flintshire
SJ 15976 76005; 53.27433°N, 3.26147°W

Information

St Pio’s Cafe is located in the St Pio Peace Centre at the Franciscan Friary in Pantasaph. The small tea room there had fallen into a state of disrepair and was relaunched as the current cafe in 2015.

St David’s Church in Pantasaph was designed by London-based architect Thomas Henry Wyatt (1807-1880) and was built 1849-1852. It was originally intended as an Anglican church for the village but following the conversion in 1850 of the donors – Rudolph William Basil Fielding (1823-1892), who became the 8th Earl of Denbigh in 1865, and his first wife Louisa Pennant (1828-1853) – it was donated to the Roman Catholic Church and it became the mother house of the Friars Minor Capuchin of Great Britain, who had had no permanent base until that time. The church was adapted for Catholic use by architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852), himself a Roman Catholic convert. The adjacent Friary was built between 1858 and 1865 and is now a Franciscan Retreat Centre. Both the church and friary are Grade II* listed buildings.

Further Reading

St Pio’s Cafe;
Pantasaph Franciscan Friary

St Pio's Cafe

St Pio’s Cafe

St Pio's Cafe

St Pio’s Cafe

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St Pio’s Cafe

St Pio's Cafe

The Friars Minor Capuchin religious order was founded in 1520 and is named after the hood or cappuccio that is part of their habit. Cappuccino coffee is so called from the similarity to the shade of brown of the Order’s habit.

St David's Church

St David’s Church

St David's Church

St David’s Church

Statue of St Pio, St David's Church

Statue of St Pio, St David’s Church. Franciscan friar Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968), born Francesco Forgione, exhibited stigmata for 50 years and was canonised in 2002.

Statue of St Pio,  St Pio's Shrine

Statue of St Pio, St Pio’s Shrine. The garden shrine is the National Shrine of Padre Pio and was opened in 1999.

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9 thoughts on “St Pio’s Cafe

  1. The coffee drinking monk type certainly looks a bit like St Pio…and how interesting, I didn’t know that about cappucino coffee…I will ponder on that this afternoon while in Costa’s 🙂 Nice photos, as always!

  2. St Pio’s cafe looks something else I wish we had places like that up this way – you have taken images I wouldn’t have thought of which is why love blogging and get so much inspiration from it – unfortunately there is not sufficient time to apply all my inspiration

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