My wife and I went to the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan today, to venerate the relics of St. Padre Pio. It was a grace-filled experience.  In honor of this event, I have a passage from the book “Praying the Psalms with St. Padre Pio” by Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti

“The most afflicted souls are those who are closest to the divine Heart. And you can be sure that Jesus has chosen your soul as that which is most dear to His adorable Heart. You must hide yourself in this Heart; you must pour out your most ardent desires there, and in this Heart, you must still live those remaining days which Providence grants you; you must die in this Heart when the Lord wishes.

Without fully understanding it you are hidden in this Heart. …In this Heart you are, you live, and you move.”


For my review of this book, please see the following link: