Fr. Art Ledesma at the blessing of the new Padre Pio Chapel at Pototan, Iloilo.
This was the story behind the Shrine, as shared by Fr. Art Ledesma to the congregation:
It was Fr Jerry Orbos’ vision and inspiration, when he told Fr Arthur, “You will build a shrine for Padre Pio”. Fr Art didn’t believe it as he was on sabbatical leave and had no means to solicit for it. Following Padre Pio’s faith of “Pray, Hope and don’t worry,” everything started to fall into place when generous people began sharing to make the shrine into reality.