Our Holy Father Benedict teaches, "No suffering, no love".
What the world considers foolishness, the followers of Christ call wisdom. Saint Pio lived the wisdom of suffering and lived the message of Christ's love.
"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."
-- San Pio
From Zenit, the Secret Story of Padre Pio's Stigmata.
View Saint Padre Pio's last holy Mass.