Padre Pio the TRUE story – Off the Shelf 105 with C. Bernard Ruffin

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Off the Shelf 105 – C. Bernard Ruffin

We wrap 2018 up with my favorite saint, Padre Pio. Join author Bernard Ruffin and I as we discuss the life of this beloved saint and Bernard’s recently released 3rd edition of his book Padre Pio: The True Story, Revised and Updated Third Edition.  In 528 pages Bernard takes a deep look into the life, mystery, and miracles of Padre Pio. This book is perhaps the most complete biography of Padre Pio available and this third edition is newly updated with more details and 16 pages of photos! Saint Padre Pio pray for us!

From the publisher Our Sunday Visitor

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, pray for us.

Before his death in 1968, Padre Pio was known throughout the world as a very holy man – many even called him a living saint. This humble Italian priest who bore the wounds of Christ received thousands of letters and visitors each year, seeking his spiritual counsel, healing, and prayer. Padre Pio’s intense spirituality and holiness remain legendary and life-changing.

This is the comprehensive life story of the priest who became world famous for his stigmata, miracles, and supernatural insights. Read in detail about the many miracles of Padre Pio, and discover how knowing this powerful saint can change your life, too.

By far the best biography of Padre Pio ever written – newly updated with more details and 16 pages of photos!


C. Bernard Ruffin is a native of Washington, D.C., with a degree in history from Bowdoin College and an M.Div. from Yale. He taught history in the Fairfax County high schools for twenty-five years and is the pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books on Christian history and genealogy and the biographies of Padre Pio, Saint Andre Bessette, and Fanny Crosby.

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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