I'm a mystery to myself.
With this simple admission, Padre Pio captured the feelings of many who knew him. In his lastest work, Renzo Allegri (the author), a journalist and writer, dispels some of this mystery with this unique and very human portrait of Padre Pio.
It is a faithful description of an extraordinary person, a book that reads like a good novel.
Beatified on May 22, 1999, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968) was a Capuchin monk and mystic whose life was marked with miracles and wonders, but who said that his only desire was to be a poor friar who prays.
Ocserves the author: When people write about Padre Pio, they tend to dwell on the penitential aspect of his life, thereby giving a somewhat dark and medieval tinge to his personality...Padre Pio was and is a man of hope. Throughout his life, in the midst of the most difficult trails, he always looked to the future with spirit of optimism, faith, and love.
In this intimate biography, you will see the results of this humble Capuchin's prayers, and discover for yourself the Source of his great hope.
Renzo Allegri, a prize-winning journalist and author, has written a number of successful Italian biographies including Teresa of the Poor. He resides in Italy.