Secrets of a Soul
Secrets of a Soul

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Pio, Padre 



About this Book:

This rare glimpse into the heart and soul of Padre Pio reveals the profound spirituality and humanity of the beloved Capuchin friar whom Pope John Paul II canonized in 2002. Beyond the extroardinary events that accompanied Padre Pio's life, these intimate letters attest to his personal struggles, worries, temptations, and fears. Padre Pio suffered much, but hoped even more in the One he loved deeply: Christ Crucified. The letters of Padre Pio prove once again that "difficulties and sorrows, if accepted out of love, are transformed into a privileged way of holiness..." (Pope John Paul II).

The book consists of two parts, each with an introduction by a member of the Capuchins, to which Padre Pio belonged. Part I offers 24 letters of Padre Pio regarding his receiving of the stigmata and his early years (1910 to 1914). Part II entitled Victim to Console the Heart of Jesus includes 23 letters written from 1915 to 1920. In total, these almost 50 letters reveal the secrets that Padre Pio shared only with his spiritual father.

Those who read the letters of this Franciscan friar who bore the wounds of Christ will discover the fidelity of God who is present in the world today and active in his saints.

Features & Benefits:

  • Features insightful commentary on Padre Pio's letters
  • Presents the letters in the historical context of Padre Pio's time
  • Wonderful reading for all who are devoted to this immensely popular saint
  • Inspirational for anyone interested in mystical phenomenon!

About the Editor:

The letters are gathered and presented by Florio Alessandro Tessari, O.F.M. Cap., a collaborator with the postulator for Padre Pio's canonization cause, and member of Padre Pio's order.

What Are People Saying about this Title?

"This book is a wonderful read if you too struggle with leading a good Christian Life. This book gives you such a look into Padre Pio's deepest feelings, it opens a window for us to see that no one is alone in their struggles and many of the things Padre Pio spoke of in his letters, I have felt at one time. So this book is a wonderful read and just read a letter a day to see that there is hope in your life and that you can lead a very holy life as long as you keep Jesus close in your heart! It truely is a great book to read!"
Neil (New Jersey), customer review

"You can't deeply know Padre Pio until you read his letters. They are filled with beauty, love, discreet discussion of his dark nights and physical agonies, and of all our struggles. Padre Pio's words are a thousand stars, not just 5. A cornucopia of spiritual gems for the soul."
Happy Loumin (USA), customer review

Product Details:

Binding: Paperback
Category: Spirituality/Saints
Trim size: 5 1/4" x 8"
Pages: 208

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