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Padre Pio: The True Story Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17, The Miracle-Worker, Chapter 18, 'L'Americana', Chapter 19, Continued Sorrows, Chapter 20, The Imprisonment Summary

C. Bernard Ruffin
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Chapter 17, The Miracle-Worker, Chapter 18, 'L'Americana', Chapter 19, Continued Sorrows, Chapter 20, The Imprisonment Summary and Analysis

Pio's frame becomes more robust in his mid-thirties. He becomes meeker and serene, less sickly. Pio's ministry expands. Many, many miracles are attributed to him, miracles that the author covers in detail. Pio appears to many and many others are healed. The author reviews the most credible stories, some involving doctor's examinations. Miracles are also associated with Pio's hearing of confessions and he is said to know the penitents' sins before they speak them. He is also known to involuntarily become impatient with penitents and yell at them. At this time many start to settle in San Giovanni to be around Padre Pio.

Chapter 18. In 1922, Pio conceives of the idea of building a hospital in San Giovanni Rotondo, which he raises the funds for by...

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