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Le Padre Pio, une mélancolie magnifiée par la religion catholique

Abstract : Although canonized, Padre Pio was nevertheless long criticized by the Church following the medical analysis of Pr Bignami who discovered in 1919 that his stigmata were the result of self-mutilation. The account of Pio is relevant in this sense, as it reveals that the stigmatized man’s mysticism is nothing but a delusion of melancholic unworthiness, and it sheds light on the role of wounds. They are his solution to easing his relation to divinity. Even if their meaning is the opposite of what is praised in the Catholic religion, they still define an exceptional identity which magnifies Padre Pio’s melancholia.
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Romuald Hamon. Le Padre Pio, une mélancolie magnifiée par la religion catholique. Cliniques méditerranéennes, ERES 2014, pp.257-270. ⟨hal-01701416⟩



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