Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Minibook
Title: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed Minibook
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati is one of the most important Saints in our Church today, co-patron of the Italian Youth and a Role Model for our young people for today.
Bob and Penny traveled to all the places in his life, his home in Turin, Italy, the house where he was born, the Church where he was baptized, received First Holy Communion, and from which he was buried.
We traveled to Pollone, and visit the room where he died, transported to the family home from Turin. Meet his niece, Wanda, who shares the life of Pier Giorgio.
We visit his Shrine of Oropa, where his body was laid out after the World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia.
We discuss his Beatification in St. Peter's Square.
We took all the information and used it to prepare this minibook.
Pier Giorgio’s work was not confined to mere political struggle and revolt. He was against violence, but was prepared to fight and die, if necessary, to defend Christ. He repeatedly wrote and advocated the following: "When all accept Christ’ voice and teaching, we will be able to say we are all equal, and every difference between human beings will be annulled.’
The Beatitudes have come alive! 2000 years have passed since the Savior gave us this how-to-live in the world if we would grab onto the rope and scale the mountain of life to God’s goal for us – eternal life with Him in Heaven. His words, Verso l’alto, Upward!, ring forth over the continents and will live on touching all, helping all!