Dolindo Ruotolo - a diocesan priest and Franciscan tertiary - was, with Father Pio of Pietrelcina, a twentieth century spiritual cornerstone of the Catholic Church. Fr. Dolindo received the gift of understanding from above, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He devoted his best energies to studying and commenting Sacred Scripture so as to make it easy for everybody to understand. He was faithful to his priestly vocation, which cherished above all of God's gifts, spending himself heroically for the salvation of souls in humility before God and men.