OSV is making every effort to ensure on-time delivery, however, some areas may experience delays due to the impact of COVID-19 on carrier services.

C. Bernard Ruffin is a native of Washington, D.C., with a degree in history from Bowdoin College and an M.Div. from Yale. He taught history in the Fairfax County high schools for twenty-five years and is the pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books on Christian history and genealogy and the biographies of Padre Pio, St. Andre Bessette, and Fanny Crosby.


C. Bernard's Latest from OSV: Padre Pio: The True Story, Revised and Expanded, 3rd Edition

Padre Pio

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, pray for us.

Before his death in 1968, Padre Pio was known throughout the world as a very holy man — many even called him a living saint. This humble Italian priest who bore the wounds of Christ received thousands of letters and visitors each year, seeking his spiritual counsel, healing, and prayer. Padre Pio’s intense spirituality and holiness remain legendary and life-changing.

This is the comprehensive life story of the priest who became world famous for his stigmata, miracles, and supernatural insights. Read in detail about the many miracles of Padre Pio, and discover how knowing this powerful saint can change your life, too.

By far the best biography of Padre Pio ever written — newly updated with more details and 16 pages of photos!

Order here

Find more great OSV titles by C. Bernard Ruffin

Meet Our Authors