Padre Pio: A Personal Portrait (Francesco Napolitano)

Much of what I knew about Padre Pio before reading this book came through stories that seemed apocryphal. They seemed too good to be true. They seemed to be part of the saccharine hagiography that characterizes so much of what is out there. This book changed all that. Fr. Francesco Napolitano knew Padre Pio, worked … Continue reading Padre Pio: A Personal Portrait (Francesco Napolitano)

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The journey of grace

Thomas Merton said in No Man is an IslandĀ that "We ought to stop taking our conscious plans and decisions with such infinite seriousness." We allĀ have plans in life, and that is admirable. Goals are important. As some say, though, to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. We need to realize that our ways are … Continue reading The journey of grace

Padre Pio’s Spiritual Direction for Every Day (Pasquale)

  Padre Pio's Spiritual Direction is a compilation of spiritual advice and encouragement from Padre Pio gathered from his correspondence with others. Sometimes, even, we catch a glimpse of Padre Pio's own struggles in the passages from letters to his spiritual director. These intimate instructions to others are like a daily dose of spiritual direction … Continue reading Padre Pio’s Spiritual Direction for Every Day (Pasquale)