On the East coast of Italy lies one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in Italy. It attracts visitors from around the world. He was to spend the rest of his life here and was known for his many mystical experiences and spiritual gifts. It was said that he could read souls-if you went to confession to him and left something out he would not hesitate to remind you. And his confessions were highly popular, with long hours devoted to the Sacrament. You can still see his confessional when you visit his shrine today.Other gifts that he received were prophecy, bilocation, odor of sanctity and miraculous healings. It was said that he predicted that Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) would one day become Pope.But he is perhaps best known for having received the Stigmata (the wounds of Christ). He was pierced with the 5 wounds of Christ while praying before a crucifix.