Padre Pio is the unofficial patron of stress relief and New Year's blues.
Ironic solace to holiday visitors to St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx, who had expected to see a new mosaic of Padre Pio and two stained-glass windows depicting the Ascension of Jesus.
Artist Paul Pickel of Vero Beach, Fla., said it was a year's work.
Pickel, whose workers were on their way to install the works at St. Raymond's, the Bronx's only Roman Catholic cemetery, said today that he was re-creating the windows. He said the mosaic would be installed next month but the windows are still a few months away.