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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Catholic Company Book Review - Listening to God with Padre Pio

This little book, Listening to God with Padre Pio compiled by Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti, includes 100 of St. Padre Pio's lesser known quotes. Each is followed by a scripture passage related to the quote. Many of his sayings focus on suffering because of his feelings for everyone. "...he felt everyone's pain, whether moral, physical, or mental." (pages 9 & 10)

I found this treasure of a book to be quite comforting at times, the quotes coming at the exact time I needed to read them. Each time I picked it up, God spoke to whatever I needed at that moment.

This is a book for people of all ages. It can be read at any time & for any length of time. Read from beginning to end, pick a page or two when you have a spare moment, read one quote per day for deeper reflection...the possibilities are endless. I even re-read some of the quotes & got something totally different the second time.

Whether you know a lot about St. Padre Pio or only a little, I'm sure you'll find comfort, love, & understanding in his words.

"Rely on Jesus for everything and all will work out well." (page 101)

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. I have received no monetary compensation for this review...only a copy of the book for my honest opinion. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Listening to God with Padre Pio . They are also a great source for a Catechism of the Catholic Church, a Catholic Bible, & much more!