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TUESDAY      December 14, 1999     SECTION ONE      vol 10, no. 237

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TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY
Number 3:

Blessed Padre Pio

The obedient Capuchin monk who gave all to God for souls the world over and accepted the intense mystical sufferings and ecstasies God chose for him

    Today we continue counting down to number one with the number three person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, the Capuchin mystic monk who bore the visible stigmata and could read souls. It is appropriate he is featured on this day, the Feast of Saint John of the Cross for Padre Pio had his own "dark night of the soul" imposed by others and yet he bore up under the suffering with great love and obedience which God rewarded with special Heavenly gifts granted to few saints. For more on the 3rd selection, click on BLESSED PADRE PIO

3.    Blessed Padre Pio

Part One: The Formative, Obedient Years

See SECTION TWO for the rest of the profile on Blessed Padre Pio.

The DAILY WORD

"...even as the Son of Man has not come to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."

Matthew 21: 28


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December 14, 1999 volume 10, no. 237  DAILY CATHOLIC