the season of Advent, we anticipate the coming of the Messiah. He who
was sent was not a warrior-king, but an outcast who preached an
all-inclusive love and who continues to bring God's blessed community to
life each day. Saint Pio loved this Messiah and desired to be with him.
One might say his entire life was a prolonged "advent," a restless
anticipation of that blissful moment when he would finally be with God.
The quotations found within the pages of Advent Meditations With Saint
Pio of Pietrelcina are drawn from his own letters, allowing readers to
accompany him on his Advent journey. They will experience his searching,
share his longing, feel his discouragement, yearn with his confidence,
and exult with his hope. Daily excerpts are paired with inspiring
Scripture passages that navigate readers through the themes of the
season - patience, hope, humility, and joy. Spending a few moments each
day with Saint Pio will help prepare the heart to receive the Savior
this Advent season.