Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry: True Stories of Padre Pio, Book II is written by Diane Allen and published by Padre Pio Press. The author continued her research and study of the life and spirituality of Padre Pio for her second book on the saint who has often been referred to as “the greatest mystic of the 20th Century.” She has also continued to travel to different parts of the U.S. with her husband, Deacon Ron Allen, in order to interview those who met Padre Pio and had a testimony to share. The introduction to the book is written by Reverend Edward Steriti, O.C.S.O. of St. Joseph's Trappist Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts.
Included in the book is the story of Alex Quinn, popular song writer and recording artist of Belfast, Northern Ireland and the miracle his family received through the intercession of Padre Pio. Be sure to read the testimony of the cloistered Carmelite nun, Sister Pia of Jesus Crucified, who found her vocation to religious life on her first visit to San Giovanni Rotondo and made her confession to Padre Pio on many occasions. Mario Bruschi, organizer for the last 33 years of the annual Padre Pio Mass and Celebration at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Washington, New Jersey, was also interviewed. Mario reluctantly agreed to accompany his mother to the monastery of Our Lady of Grace in San Giovanni Rotondo in 1957. His meeting with Padre Pio proved to be a life-changing experience. Father Vic Robles, founder of the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in the Philippines and rector of the Shrine for fifteen years, also shares his story of the graces he received through the intercession of Padre Pio.
Additional chapters include: Padre Pio — An Extraordinary Confessor, Padre Pio's Love for the Holy Angels, The Clergy Remembers Padre Pio, Padre Pio's Gift of Bilocation, Padre Pio's Prophetic Spirit, More Stories from the War Years, Padre Pio — A True Spiritual Father, Padre Pio and the Children, Dreams of Padre Pio, Padre Pio's Hospital:The Home for the Relief of Suffering, Padre Pio's Healing Touch, Padre Pio's Seraphic Father: St. Francis of Assisi and much more. Padre Pio's prayers are also included.