Catholic author Bret Thoman calls in to talk about a new book that he helped translate called "The Pandemic of Padre Pio: Disciple of Our Lady of Sorrows." The book talks about how, just over 100 years ago, there was another worldwide pandemic going on called the Spanish flu and Padre Pio contracted it. He talks about Padre Pio's life, which included having the stigmata and having the ability to take on other peoples' sufferings. He also talks about how, through his sufferings, Padre Pio became a disciple of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Based on his discussion with Bret about Padre Pio's physical and spiritual maladies, Gus invites listeners to call in and share how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them physically and spiritually.