Father Pascale Parente, Ph.D., S.T.D. and J.C.B., was a scholar, professor and author. He held a long-standing reputation on being the foremost authority on ascetical and mystical theology in the United States. He also served as professor at the Catholic University of America in addition to dean at the School at Sacred Theology. Father Parente's works are profound and expressed in simple, everyday language. He is the author of The Mystical Life, The Well of Living Waters, Susanna Mary Beardsworth, The Case of Padre Pio, and Beyond Space. After retiring to a country home in Cambridge, New York, he died in 1970.