Padre Pio: 50 Years of Thorns and Roses - DVD
An EWTN Classic Documentary Video, narrated by Edmond Purdom on the saint known as Padre Pio, who bore the wounds of Our Lord on his body for over 50 years. Born into a humble, hardworking peasant family in Pietrelcina, Italy, in 1887, he entered the novitate of the Capuchin Friars at age 15, and was ordained a priest in 1910. Eight years later he received the five wounds of Our Lord, thereby making him the first stigmatized priest in the history of the Church. His heroic priestly apostolate lasted for 68 years, characterized by long hours in the confessional, extraordinary insight into the hearts of those who came to him for counsel, and extreme suffering. He was canonized in 2002 by John Paul II, 33 years after his death, and is considered one of the most popular and beloved of modern-day saints.
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