Author Frank Rega also weaves in the Saint’s early work with "L’Americana," Mary Pyle, his “foreign ambassadress,” and then with the American GI’s who came to visit him during World War II, when San Giovanni Rotondo was liberated from the Germans. Padre Pio developed a special love for Americans and America—to the point that he wished that all Americans would become his spiritual children.
This book demonstrate Padre Pio’s great love for his parents, his amazing sense of humor, his abstemious eating, his uncanny knowledge of people (even before they visited), and his profound supernatural awareness. In sum, Padre Pio and America is an inspiring book that will instill a profound awe in readers, because it shows the impact a truly saintly priest can have on all who come into contact with him—and in Padre Pio’s case, even on the whole world!
“Your book is excellent! I found it hard to put down. . . . It is easy to commend your work. . . . The Lord reward you forever.” -Fr. Angelus M. Shaughnessy, O.F.M. Cap.
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This has to be one of my favorite books on St. Pio (and I own a number of them now). St. Pio is my favorite saint...my "buddy" in Heaven. This book really makes his warmth and holiness shine. And what;s really special about this book is a good portion of it focuses on stories told by American GI;s who returned from WWII and had many wonderful stories to tell about him. I highly recommend this book to any fan of this great saint. I love you, Saint Pio, and look forward to one day being your friend in Heaven. Please pray for me.
This book is an outstanding
This book is an outstanding read!!
I am awe of the gifs and life of Padre Pio and have several books about him. This is an excellent read and reverence for anyone who enjoys reading about or studying his life. A very comprehensive and well written (easy read), plus well documented with footnotes and references to support the statements. Jim T.
Could not get my nose
Could not get my nose out of this book.
Edifying stories from Padre Pio.