Compiled by award-winning journalist Colm Keane from the Irish faithful, this extraordinary collection of stories is crammed full of the miracles and cures attributed to the esteemed saint commonly known as Padre Pio. There are accounts of scientifically inexplicable recoveries from cancer, heart disease, and brain damage, along with revivals from blood clots, strokes, multiple sclerosis, and life-threatening viral infections. Personal testimonies from Irish pilgrims also recall trail-blazing journeys to San Giovanni Rotondo in the 1950s and 1960s, while visits by devotees to Padre Pios beatification in 1999 and his canonization in 2002 are vividly recounted. This detailed account documents the widespread influence of this complex and intriguing Italian saint.
Colm Keane has published 18 books, including best-sellers Padre Pio: The Irish Connection and Nervous Breakdown, Going Home, Forewarned, The Distant Shore. As a broadcaster, he won a Jacob’s Award and a Glaxo Fellowship for European Science Writers. Among his other books are The Jobs Crisis, Death and Dying and the Stress File.
A winner . . . contains many wonderful stories
- Sunday World