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Padre Pio - The True Story

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Catalog Code: 9780879736736

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Padre Pio: The True Story
C. Bernard Ruffin


This is by far the best life of Padre Pio in print. It tells the amazing story of the obscure Italian priest who became famous all over the world, both for his stigmata and for his miracles and supernatural insights.


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This item received 4 stars overall. An informative and uplifting biography that would satisfy even the most hardened sceptic.

Anyone who wants to learn about this beloved saint needs to read Padre Pio.  It is full of anecdotes and biographical data about St. Padre Pio, telling his life story in great detail.  Not only that, but it also gives the historical context of St. Padre Pio.  Too many times a book about a saint details his or her life in a seeming vacuum.   The saint's opposition seems to come from nowhere and without reason.
In this revised and expanded edition of an earlier volume, the author, C. Bernard Ruffin, talks about the historical events surrounding St. Padre Pio, as well as the backgrounds of everyone who had a role in his life.  He also details the history and appearance of the places where Padre Pio lived.  The book goes on to detail the saint's canonization process, as well as gives 16 pages of pictures.  It contains a bibliography and Full Review...

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