Padre Pio is a fascinating character. The laity regarded him with reverence and awe as an example of the spiritual union available with Christ. The stigmata was seen as a verification of that union. Yet he engendered suspicion for many clergy and some of the hierarchy. In this addition to the series Wyatt North skillfully navigates the myriad of misconceptions and machinations regarding this unique man. For the Roman Catholic this book deepens knowledge of Padre Pio and his life and work. There are many comparisons which could be made with St John Vianney.St John Vianney For Christians from other parts of the Lord's vineyard it presents a unique insight into Roman Catholic piety and mysticism.
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