The Agony Of Jesus

Author: St. Padre Pio
Publisher: TAN Books
ISBN: 1505104335
Size: 71.49 MB
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A true treasure of spiritual insights, this little booklet contains the remarkable meditations on the Agony of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane by Blessed Padre Pio, the stigmatist priest. One of his few writings, the booklet also includes many pictures of Blessed Padre Pio from throughout his ministry. Padre Pio's beautiful and descriptive manner of writing provide a wonderful spiritual insight into that last night of Jesus' human life.

Pensieri Forti D Un Cristiano Debole

Author: Leonardo Bruni
Publisher: Leonardo Bruni
ISBN: 6050316244
Size: 14.43 MB
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Una raccolta antologica di intime riflessioni suscitate dal contatto con il quotidiano. I racconti sono brevi agevolando la fluidità della lettura. Tra le meditazioni emerge vigoroso e lampante il riverbero della bella notizia portata dal cristianesimo. Il testo nonostante l'elevatezza dei contenuti trattati, presi dalle esperienze quotidane, si presta ad una lettura scorrevole e di facile comprensione, per mezzo del linguaggio semplice ma non semplicistico.

Chiara Corbella Petrillo

Author: Simone Troisi
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 1622823052
Size: 46.12 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Chiara Petrillo was seated in a wheel chair looking lovingly toward Jesus in the tabernacle. Her husband, Enrico, found the courage to ask her a question that he had been holding back. Thinking of Jesus’s phrase, “my yoke is sweet and my burden is light,” he asked: “Is this yoke, this cross, really sweet, as Jesus said?” A smile came across Chiara’s face. She turned to her husband and said in a weak voice: “Yes, Enrico, it is very sweet.” At 28 years old, Chiara passed away, her body ravaged by cancer. The emotional, physical, and spiritual trials of this young Italian mother are not uncommon. It was her joyful and loving response to each that led one cardinal to call her “a saint for our times.” Chiara entrusted her first baby to the blessed Virgin, but felt as though this child was not hers to keep. Soon, it was revealed her daughter had life-threatening abnormalities. Despite universal pressure to abort, Chiara gave birth to a beautiful girl who died within the hour. A year later, the death of her second child came even more quickly. Yet God was preparing their hearts for more—more sorrow and more grace. While pregnant a third time, Chiara developed a malignant tumor. She refused to jeopardize the life of her unborn son by undergoing treatments during the pregnancy. Chiara waited until after Francesco was safely born, and then began the most intense treatments of radiation and chemotherapy, but it was soon clear that the cancer was terminal. Almost immediately after giving birth to Francesco, Chiara’s tumor became terminal and caused her to lose the use of her right eye. Her body was tested, and so was her soul as she suffered through terrible dark nights. She said “yes” to everything God sent her way, becoming a true child of God. And as her days on earth came to an end, Enrico looked down on his wife and said, “If she is going to be with Someone who loves her more than I, why should I be upset?” Each saint has a special charisma, a particular facet of God that is reflected through her. Chiara’s was to be a witness to joy in the face of great adversity, the kind which makes love overflow despite the sorrow from loss and death.

Meditation Prayer On Mary Immaculate

Author: Padre Pio
Publisher: TAN Books
ISBN: 1505104343
Size: 42.97 MB
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The Meditation Prayer on Mary Immaculate is one of Padre Pio’s few published writings, penned before he was forbidden by the Church to publish or to engage in correspondence—this for fear a cult would arise around him. Here we encounter a profound spiritual penetration into the mystery of Mary’s unique and sublime role in our salvation. Though brief, it can be read over and over with great benefit since it is-–just as the title suggests—both a meditation and a prayer on the meaning of Mary. This booklet also contains a brief sketch of Padre Pio’s life and numerous edifying pictures of this saintly stigmatist.

Secrets Of A Soul

Author: Saint Pio (of Pietrelcina)
ISBN: 9780819859471
Size: 70.99 MB
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This book contains the inspirational letters written by Padre Pio to his spiritual directors. Padre Pio was a man who dedicated himself to God, and through his desired closeness to the Lord, received the marks of the stigmata.