"Take concern to have your heart be more pleasing to our Master day by day."
—Padre Pio in a letter to Antonietta Vona, January 2, 1918
Padre Pio was celebrated for his understanding of the spiritual life and the struggles we all face. The letters he wrote to his spiritual directors and to the many people who sought his advice are a profound source of direction and encouragement. This collection of 365 reflections drawn from those letters offers inspiration for every day of the year. Let Padre Pio share his wisdom with you and become your guide to holiness.
GIANLUIGI PASQUALE, a Capuchin of the province of Veneto, Italy, holds a research doctorate in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome and a research doctorate in philosophy from the Università degli Studi "Ca' Foscari" in Venice. He is a professor at the Lateran Pontifical University in Rome and president at the Theological Study Center in Venice.
MARSHA DAIGLE-WILLIAMSON has an M.A. in French from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Michigan. She is professor emeritus of English at Spring Arbor University in Michigan.