His real name is St. Pio of Pietrelcina, but he will always and forever be Padre Pio to so many who love him!
According to the Oxford English Dictionary and the American Heritage Dictionary, the cappuccino was so named because its color resembles the brown color of the robes worn by the Capuchin order of Franciscan friars. Others say it is because of the cappuccio or hood of the friar's robes. Today, we are serving Cappuccino Mousse in honor of our favorite Capuchin. I know it isn't authentically Italian, but it has coffee in it! Doesn't that count? And don't worry if you don't have strawberries, you can dip anything in this delicious cloud of coffee and cream; graham crackers, lady fingers, your fingers.
For those people who didn't get a chance a to read it last year, click on the link and read the story of what this amazing man did for one little girl who I had the honor and privilege of knowing for just a little while. When I think about the number of people this saintly man touched in life and after death, it fills me with hope. Padre Pio, pray for us!
Coloring pages for today can be found here.