The Word Among Us

Easter 2008 Issue

Everybody’s Friend

St. Padre Pio—
A “Networker” for God

By: Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti

On a hot summer day in 1978, while our family was out for a drive, I “met” a saint who changed my life. Because he has led me closer to the Lord, I have tried to introduce others to him ever since—most recently in my book, Praying with Padre Pio.

My husband was at the wheel of our blue Ford station wagon, talking about “old times” with his mother and brother. I was in the back seat...

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