This handy little book contains hundreds of direct quotes and short sayings of St. Pius of Pietrelcina (better known as Padre Pio), arranged according to the Christian virtues and other spiritual topics, allowing the reader to encounter his thoughts about particular aspects of the Christian life in a more organized manner.
The first fifteen chapters are arranged under virtues corresponding to the classical Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary, making this ideal for anyone to use for daily spiritual reading and inspiration. Reading these sayings while reciting the Rosary is like praying it with Padre Pio, joining both prayer and the study of his writings in one great journey of advancing all the more in holiness and the love of God.
Padre Pio (1881 – 1968) received visible stigmata in 1918 and for the next fifty years bore the wounds of Christ as the first stigmatist priest in history. Despite his constant suffering he heard confessions for several hours every day and guided countless souls to holiness. He was a model of humility despite the fame that he gained because of the mystical gifts attributed to him. The richness of his interior life is revealed in his letters, from which the quotations in this book are drawn. He was canonized in 2002.