that on January 6, 1903 at the age of 16, it is accepted as a novice in the convent of Morcone. The master of novices was father Tommaso da Monte Sant Angelo whom padre Pio recalled as a little severe but with a heart of gold, very good, comprehensive and full of charity with the novices.Life in the novitiate was very hard, full of fasts and mortifications that influenced the character and spirit of novices helped them to discern if they had true vocation; It was in this period that diseases that dragged from child grew and stayed with him until the day of his death. The master of novices testified that fray Pius was always an exemplary, punctual novice in the observance of the rule and never gave reason to be reprimanded. On January 22, 1904 when he finished his novitiate he gave his temporary vows. On January 25 of that same year he moved to the convent of Sant Elia to continue with their studies. It is in this convent where happens your first bilocation attending the birth of Giovanna Rizzani, future his own spiritual daughter, born in Udine, Venice, far from where physically padre Pio was at that time.
On January 27, 1907 he makes the profession of solemn vows. That same year he was transferred to the convent of Serracapriola, located fifteen kilometers from the sea, but well made him nothing and his health declined. Superiors sent him back to Pietrelcina to see if the climate of your home makes you well. At this time the people of your village He trusts him asking Council and thus Francisco begins a direction of souls. In 1908 he returned to the convent but this time in Montefusco. In November of this year received minor orders (Porter, reader, Exorcist, acolyte) and then the subdeacon. All these times are for much prayer and study.