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Padre Pio: The Stigmatist

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Padre Pio died on September 23, 1968, his funeral attended by over 100,000 people. During the fifty-eight years he was a priest, his monastery at San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, became a mecca for pilgrims from all over the world. Born Francesco Forgione on May 25, 1887 in the town of Pietrelcina in southeastern Italy, Padre Pio joined the Capuchin Order in 1903 and was ordai ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by TAN Books (first published January 1st 1992)
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Angie Rhodes
Feb 21, 2014 Angie Rhodes rated it it was amazing
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I had been reading a book about Ed & Lorraine Warren, and in it Lorraine, keeps mentioning a Padre Pio, who had the stigmata of Christ,now I will be honest, I am not a religious person, I believe in Nature ,Mother Earth, I am Wiccan,but decided to buy and read this book. Wow! what a humbling experience it was, Padre Pio, was an amazing man! he came from an not very rich family, had many ailments, he had pneumonia, and nearly died, but not once,did his faith leave him. I do believe in a God, ...more
Feb 18, 2016 Sara rated it really liked it
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"One day a boy told [Padre Pio] he was afraid he loved him more than God. The Father replied: You must love God with an infinite love, through me. You love me because I direct you to good, and to God the Supreme Good, and I am just the means that carries you to God. If I directed you not to God but to evil, you would not love me anymore." -Padre Pio

A perfect example of what the saints do for us!! This book on Padre Pio was very good. (It has many black and white photos which is a plus!) Very com
David Bales
Jul 21, 2012 David Bales rated it really liked it
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An interesting fast read; a biography of Padre Pio, who in 1918 began allegedly experiencing "stigmata" on his hands, side and back. The author takes no position on whether stigmata is real, or whether Pio was authentically saintly, but carefully relates the story of the priest's life, his service in World War I as a chaplain, his decades in his remote Italian monastery and the effect his "miracle" had on officialdom, (a major part of the book). The Vatican tried to cover up the stigmata stories ...more
Charlotte Anderson
May 22, 2015 Charlotte Anderson rated it it was amazing
This is a biography of a very religious man, who from childhood knew what his path is life was deemed to be. The book will take you through his many trails of life, miracles, and the lives of many people that he touched and will also talk about the stigmata that Padre Pio had during his life. I would recommend this book as a very good read and a informative read.
Sherrill Watson
Dec 28, 2015 Sherrill Watson rated it really liked it
I need to get a book on Padre Pio that takes place after this one, the edition I had was written in 1955. But nevertheless a good read.

A very poor man (aren't they mostly?), Catholic, who is recognized as a saint today. The evidence is overwhelming, in this book, and probably others.
Devon Smolak
Jan 10, 2016 Devon Smolak rated it really liked it
This book called to me from the shelf. Very insightful.
Sep 25, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
Padre Pio is an amazing saint of our time., thus the 4 stars. The writing is merely a compilation of witnesses.
Dec 28, 2014 Vincent rated it really liked it
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This book is an unending bombardment of miracles attributed to Padre Pio. In the aggregate, the miracles listed are so numerous and incredible in nature that only the most hard-hearted skeptic could look at all of these instances and not be moved.
Jul 25, 2011 Cindy rated it really liked it
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I am not quite sure if I believe in the Stigmata but Padre Pio's story is probably the most believable and probably the most documented of our time an interesting read.
Jul 15, 2012 Gwen rated it it was ok
Kind of boring. I really want to read a great book about Padre Pio, so I'll keep looking. This particular book was written as he was still living. Never finished
Jul 12, 2009 Conor rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Catholics interested in Padre Pio
Interesting, but repetitive. It also seems to credulous concerning Padre Pio. I had to slog through the beginning and parts near the end, but I am glad I did.
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My first Padre Pio book, but not my last, svery interesting and enlightening.
Jul 22, 2013 Luis rated it really liked it
Good read, mostly of his miracles, cures and conversions.
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