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The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After entering the Capuchin Order it becomes clear that Padre Pio (his new name) has powers which can not be explained rationally: he heals the sick, knows the names, problems and future of complete strangers. His prophesies the then unknown young Karol Wojtyla that he will become Pope one day. Padre Pio's charity and extatic prayers make an great impression on the people. In 1918 the Wounds of Christ appear on his hands and feet- Padre Pio carries the stigmata. His followers multiply, and the cult that grows up arround him makes his holy order and the Vatican uneasy. Many within the church consider him to be an hysteric or a trickster, since he only shows his wounds the one time when they first appeared. Padre Pio suffers reprisals, he is no longer allowed to carry out his role as a priest. The ordinary ... Written by
I've seen this movie and I have to tell its a master piece. I didnt want it to finish because it is so good. It shows momments of the life of St.Padre Pio. The actor is so good, he looks just like the real man. I've read his life and a lot of things of the books are in this movie. Obviously not all his miracles are in the movie cause it would be like a 10 hours movie. But the movie is very good.
The only problem is that it's very hard to find, I've seen it in AE MUNDO channel a couple of times, but Im looking for the DVD everywhere. If anyone knows where to find it, please write me an email.
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