One of the most popular and beloved saints of the twentieth century, Padre Pio was a man of contrasts. His supernaturally based joyful spirit existed mysteriously alongside heavier emotions, including spiritual desolation. Truly, the joy of the Lord characterized his entire life.
This new compilation contains selections from popular titles, breathing new life into classic offerings and creating a devotional with short, inspirational entries. Readers will be delighted by:
- Stories from Padre Pio’s life
- Excerpts from his letters and other writings
- Prayers that reflect the spirit of Padre Pio
Attractively packaged in a portable size, The Joyful Spirit of Padre Pio is designed to appeal to both men and women. This hardcover book would make the perfect gift for a loved one.
Patricia Treece, an expert on nineteenth- and twentieth-century saints, is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books on saints and other topics including A Man for Others and Meet John XXIII. She makes her home in Portland, Oregon.
You will be fascinated by the spiritual nuggets contained in Patricia Treece's latest work on the saint. It is always ajoy to read about Padre Pio, and one always comes away a better person.
- Frank M. Rega, O.F.S., author of Padre Pio and America
These beautifully arranged passages-interspersed with Patricia Treece's deeply insightful knowledge-paint a picture of the saint with rapid, mesmerizing strokes. Each stroke reveals Padre Pio a little more, filling us with joy.
- Jeanette Salerno, author of Padre Pio and Children