Fr. Andrew Apostoli paints the picture an Italian peasant boy named Francesco with a deep devotion for St. Francis of Assisi. The simplicity of Francesco's past paves the way for a humble life in servitude as he grows into a vocation, becoming the Franciscan priest, Padre Pio. The Lord bestows His blessings upon this holy man, giving him the Stigmata, the Five Wounds of Christ also exhibited by St. Francis. Among various gifts and sufferings experienced by Our Lord - both physical and spiritual, Padre Pio is able to read souls and foretell the future events of those he meets.