Padre Pio: In my own words contains small gems from St. Pio on a host of topics. St. Pio wrote very little in his life due to political enemies in the Church taking action against the saint. All we have is a collection of letters. While this book does not contain any letters, it does contains hundreds of quotes from St. Pio on many different subjects relating to the spiritual life. This presents a bit of a double edged sword. On one hand, it is disappointing that this book, despite being named, “In my own words”, does not contain any actual documents written by him, but is only a collection of several hundred quotes.