Starring: Edmond Purdom
An EWTN Classic Documentary Home Video narrated by Edmond Purdom on the saint
known as Padre Pio, who bore the wounds of Our Lord on his body for
over 50 years. Born into a humble, hard-working peasant family in
Pietrelcina, Italy in 1887, he entered the novitiate of the Capuchin
Friars at age 15, and was ordained a priest in 1910. Eight years
later he received the five wounds of Our Lord, thereby making him the
first stigmatized priest in the history of the Church. His heroic
priestly apostolate lasted for 68 years, characterized by long hours in
the confessional, extraordinary insight into the hearts of those who
came to him for counsel, and extreme suffering. He was canonized
in 2002 by John Paul II, 33 years after his death, and is considered
one of the most popular and beloved of modern-day saints.
Rating : Not
Rating : Not Rated.
Time: 60 Minutes