One of the last witnesses of the Pauline foundational era has just left us, one who would leave for the mission in distant countries and build from nothing banking only on the word of the Founder. Tenacious and lively faith, in the face of adversities of every type and combined with a capacity of service and silent sacrifice, has supported the vocation journey of Brother Pio until his call to eternity. We saw him that way, just 26 years old, living out his first obedience to Primo Maestro (founder, Blessed JamesAlberione) and embarking on the ship named Duilio. It was November 1948 and the ship was headed to Mumbai (Bombay at that time). Arriving at the port, on 6 December, Fr. Alfonso Ferrero was there to welcome him, who himself arrived in India in 1937, two years after the first Paulines, Fr. Domenico Ambrosio and Fr. Guido Paganini, were sent by Fr. Alberione. After 26 hours of journey by train from Mumbai, Brother Pio arrived with Fr. Alfonso at Allahabad where, with Brother Bernardino Ruffoli, they rolled up their sleeves and helped to the growth of the work just started without great means. He was transferred from Allahabad to Mumbai where he began his apostolate of the Book Centre in the then Examiner Press Book Shop. The story of the life of Brother Pio, after 33 years in India, then continued from 1981 to 2008 in Ireland as Director of the Athlone book centre until, in 2010, his return to the Mother House in Alba due to poor health, recommended his repatriation so he could enjoy a better health care.