This handy little book contains hundreds of direct quotes and short sayings of St. Pius of Pietrelcina (better known as Padre Pio), arranged according to the Christian virtues and other spiritual topics, allowing the reader to encounter his thoughts about particular aspects of the Christian life in a more organized manner.
The first fifteen chapters are arranged under virtues corresponding to the classical Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary, making this ideal for anyone to use for daily spiritual reading and inspiration. Reading these sayings while reciting the Rosary is like praying it with Padre Pio, joining both prayer and the study of his writings in one great journey of advancing all the more in holiness and the love of God.
Padre Pio (1881 – 1968) received visible stigmata in 1918 and for the next fifty years bore the wounds of Christ as the first stigmatist priest in history. Despite his constant suffering he heard confessions for several hours every day and guided countless souls to holiness. He was a model of humility despite the fame that he gained because of the mystical gifts attributed to him. The richness of his interior life is revealed in his letters, from which the quotations in this book are drawn. He was canonized in 2002.
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We started building the “Chapter House” to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey
5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
Phone (918) 772-2454