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.
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.