Padre Pio was a friar devoted to simplicity and to the grace of suffering. His life became an inspiration to believers the world over.
When he died in 1996, the generation that knew his works mourned him, and a new generation began to discover a thoughtful writer who managed to talk about difficult things concerning spirituality and faith.
Are we too self-absorbed? Teresa Tomeo has a few thoughts on that question.
On that Pentecost day, Peter asked the people to repent, to change their way of life, to seek a new life in Christ. And they did respond. The Holy Spirit of Jesus moved into the valley of dry bones and brought three thousand to life.