Words of Light: Inspiration From the Letters of Padre Pio

By: Padre Pio; Cantalamessa, Fr. Raniero [editor]; Tulloch, Andrew [translator]

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The world was startled in 2007 by revelations that Mother Teresa of Calcutta's spiritual life was full of serious doubts and personal suffering for nearly 50 years. The other great saint of the last half century--Padre Pio--offers similar revelations of his own in this enlightening collection of short excerpts from his letters.

Many books have been written on the life and works of Padre Pio, but "Words of Light" is not a book about what others think or say about him. Here, he speaks for himself. If you are interested in the complexities and challenges of contemporary faith, you will benefit from these short teachings, counsels, and recollections culled from some of Padre Pio's most personal writings.

"What would be the aim of making available a publication these letters] that until now has only been diffused locally? I believe that this anthology fills a serious gap. Those who suspect the existence of a Padre Pio different to the one officially 'divulged' are ever more numerous, and they wish to know this Padre Pio.... In these letters] I quickly discovered the same states of soul that were described by the great mystics. Padre Pio's own 'dark night' was in no way inferior to that described by John of the Cross; and equally the 'living flame' of his love for God dazzles the reader and allows them to catch a glimpse of another world." --Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, from the Introduction

Title: Words of Light: Inspiration From the Letters of Padre Pio

Author/Composer: Padre Pio; Cantalamessa, Fr. Raniero [editor]; Tulloch, Andrew [translator]

Categories: Roman Catholic,

Publisher: Paraclete Press: 2008-02-28

ISBN Number: 1557255695

ISBN Number 13: 9781557255693

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 001504

Description: Very Good Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Cover shows lightly bumped at spine head and tail. Dustjacket show a bit of minor wear. Hardcover book with dustjacket copy of Words of Light: Inspiration from the Letter of Padre Pio (Padre Pio da Pietrelcina). Compiled and with an Introduction by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa. Translated by Andrew Tulloch. Brewster MA: Paraclete Press, 2008. Printed in the United States of America. 206 pages. 5-3/4 x 8-3/8 inches, 22 cm. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!

Keywords: Christian Books, Roman Catholic Books, Padre Pio, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Inspirational Books,