Monday, June 23, 2008

Pier Giorgio Down Under

After a terrific send-off in Turin, Pier Giorgio's coffin has made the long journey down under and is now in Australia.

His casket has been placed in the church of St. Benedict where his July 4th feast day will be marked with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal George Pell, archbishop of Sydney. The coffin will be moved to the Cathedral from July 11th to the 22nd where World Youth Day participants will be able to venerate the relics of Pier Giorgio. An exhibit dedicated to Pier Giorgio will be held in Sydney Exhibition Hall.

This is surely a time of grace for the Church in Australia where hundreds of thousands of Catholics will soon gather for a terrific outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Blessed Pier Giorgio...pray for us!


Caroline said...

That's so awesome... I wish I could go!!! I mean, its one thing to miss out on a World Youth day but it's another to miss out on one that Pier Giorgio is at!!! Oh well, maybe next World Youth Day; and I just know I'll someday go to Italy and see where Pier Giorgio lived and other significent sights from his life. Like hike in the mountains he hiked. It's Italy or bust!!!

Chris said...

Make sure you check out the link that was just posted on the FrassatiUSA website. There is a great picture of the coffin in Australia.