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Overview This unique combination of biography and quotations from his writing provides a good starting place for those unfamiliar with Padre Pio, one of the most popular and beloved saints of the 20th century, and his words. This book presents a life sketch of the famous mystic and miracle worker that is laced with quotations from his writing that describes his spirituality.
Publishers Description A gruff yet godly man, Padre Pio (1887-1968) was a healer and mystic. He aspired to great holiness, both for himself and for the many people who came to him for spiritual direction. For the final 50 years of his life, Padre Pio silently endured the physical pain of his stigmata. Padre Pio was graced with amazing gifts that enabled him to carry out his ministry until the day he died. Over 100,000 of Padre Pio's "spiritual children" attended his funeral, and in May 1999 Padre Pio was beatified by Pope John Paul II. Meet Padre Pio will bring you face-to-face with one of the most beloved yet mysterious Catholic personalities of the twentieth century. A Servant Book.
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An expert on 19th and 20th century saints, Patricia Treece is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books on saints and other topics including A Man for Others (about St. Maximillian Kolbe), Meet Padre Pio, and the best selling Mornings with Therese of Lisieux. Patricia has traveled extensively to saintsA' shrines and archives to research her many popular titles. Patricia makes her home in Portland, Oregon.
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A Man of Wonder, A Beautiful Book Dec 10, 2006
At the age of ten, I discovered the stigmatist, Padre Pio - a man of many wonders. To a ten year old, he was a super hero, a man of many powers. As an adult, he is still a super hero to me, but in another way. Padre Pio embodied all that is holy and was yet so human.
Meet Padre Pio is a wonderful book. We see Padre Pio as a human, not just a saint and a holy man. This book takes us from his early days as a child all the way to his death and beyond. We meet a charming man with a beautiful soul. We experience the first appearance of his stigmata and the many miracles that follow. Many of his relationships with friends and family are intimately revealed and show a very caring man with a wonderful sense of humor.
Whether you consider yourself religious or not, pick up this book. It is a wonderful read which introduces a marvelous man to it's readers. You can't help but smile when you read this book!
AN EXTRAORDINARY BOOK, AN EXTRAORDINARY SOUL Nov 7, 2001
Here is another book, about an extraordinary person, Padre Pio, by Patricia Treece, an extraordinary writer!
With clear, precise, telling strokes, Treece makes us see, and feel, who Padre Pio was and how he lived according to the divine light that infused his whole being.
As with other saints Treece has profiled, we are again amazed at how a person can live with great pain and physical frailties, and, because of them or in spite of them, reach incredible spiritual heights and demonstrate incredible spiritual powers.
The author?s words prove equal to the task and do honor to Padre Pio, as when she writes: ?God definitely toys with those He loves in games of spiritual hide-and-seek, or a kind of spiritual yo-yoing that is meant to make a soul utterly pliant in God?s hands.?
I found Padre Pio?s own words deeply thought-provoking, as when tells Padre Eusebio: ?Listen, my son, you think, like many others, that sin is the breaking of the law, but it?s not that but infidelity to love.?
Ultimately, it is not words, but a person?s life that matters, and the author has captured Padre Pio?s most instructive and inspiring life poignantly.
Rolf Gompertz, Author of 'A Jewish Novel About Jesus' and 'Sparks of Spirit'
Meeting Padre Pio Nov 4, 2001
Patricia Treece gives us a well-written and easy-to-read insight into the life of Blessed Padre Pio. Though it is a short book, it nevertheless leaves you with an appreciation of this significant figure of the last century. I lived in Italy some fourteen years and came to hear about him (through Italian relatives who visited him), though I never met him. I now have met him through this book! The author handles the controversial aspect of his life well; and I do remember that. It is a book well worth reading and passing along to others.
Start to Know a Great Saint Friend Oct 18, 2001
If you don't know much about Padre Pio here is a great way to get started. Patricia Treece, author of numerous popular books about miracles and saints, has an engaging journalistic style vs. a gooey sugary style that might turn you off. Divided into paragraphs with sub-titles it lets you read as if it were such classics as The Little Flowers of St. Francis. If you do know Padre Pio well, as I do, it is still delightful to hear about him again - like hearing a favorite love-song replayed after many years to a new beat.