A fairly touch character of Scots-Irish extraction, John McCaffery didn't want to have anything to do with the superstitious business of healings and signs and wonders; but friends kept pressing him to go and see a Franciscan Friar in the south of Italy. In the end he went to see Padre Pio in his monastery at San Giovanni Rotundo. He became a close friend of the man who was to become well known among Catholics for his miracles, clairvoyancy and bi-location. The author has set down in the form of many true stories most of what he knows of Padre Pio and the extraordinary phenomena connected with him. Writing first hand, the McCaffery's are travellers' tales from a very strange land, and yet they all occured in 20th century Italy.