The Extraordinary Soul of Padre Pio

What was it about Padre Pio that made him so extraordinary? Dr. Sri gives us an insight into the holiness of Padre Pio, and the secret to his incredible life.

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My past, O Lord, to your Mercy; my present, to your Love; my future, to your Providence! – Padre Pio


  • Padre Pio’s contemplation and spirituality was always “other-focused” and not centered on himself. It always led him outward toward the evangelization of souls.
  • Padre Pio loved Jesus in sinners and continually offered himself as a victim for poor sinners and souls in purgatory.
  • Padre Pio teaches us to sacrifice for our family members, friends, and co-workers that are far from Jesus.

Padre Pio Quotes

“We must always have courage, and if some spiritual languor comes upon us, let us run to the feet of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and let us place ourselves in the midst of the heavenly perfumes, and we will undoubtedly regain our strength.”

“My past, O Lord, to your Mercy; my present, to your Love; my future, to your Providence!”

“In the spiritual life he who does not advance goes backward. It happens as with a boat which always must go ahead. If it stands still the wind will blow it back.”

“Obey promptly! Do not consider the age or merit of a person. And in order to succeed imagine you are obeying the Lord.”

“The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.”

“Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry. Worry is useless. Our Merciful Lord will listen to our prayer.”


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Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.

Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri.  Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.

Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.

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