Everything you need to understand or teach Padre Pio by C. Bernard Ruffin.
Padre Pio: The True Story is a biography of Francesco Forgione (1887-1968) who becomes the world famous Roman Catholic Saint and Capuchin Friar, Padre Pio. Within Roman Catholicism, Pio has the greatest following of any other human being save the Virgin Mary. Beatified by the Roman Catholic Church in 2002, Pio's life is said to be a model of great virtue and love for others. Born in Pietrelcina, a farming town in Southern Italy, most of Pio's life is spent in a friary in San Giovanni Rotondo. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims visit him, one hundred thousand people attend his funeral and three hundred thousand attend his beatification.
Pio is widely regarded by his followers as having possessed extraordinary supernatural powers. Most famously, Pio always wears gloves to cover his stigmata, holes in his hands (along with his feet and side) that constantly ooze blood. Many claim that Pio miraculously... View more of the Padre Pio: The True Story Summary
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