"Take concern to have your heart be more pleasing to our Master day by day." --Padre Pio in a letter to Antonietta Vona, January 2, 1918
Padre Pio means many things to different people. This Italian saint, also known as Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, was a Catholic priest, friar, teacher, mystic, and, perhaps most notably, a stigmatist. In August of 1918, he started to wear Christ's wounds, which would come and go over the course of many weeks and remain a mystery to this day. The wounds would become permanent and would stay with him for the next 50 years. Suffering these wounds inspired him to commit his life's work to carrying on Jesus' mission of salvation, and he gladly accepted his duty as a spiritual leader to millions.
Padre Pio is admired for his grasp of the spiritual life and the difficulties that we all experience. The letters he sent to his spiritual leaders and the many individuals who sought his assistance are a great source of inspiration and guidance. This book's compilation of 365 daily insights derived from those letters provides inspiration for every day of the year. Allow Saint Pius of Pietrelcina to share his knowledge with you and serve as your spiritual guide.
"Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer." - Padre Pio
Paperback. 288 pages.