Monday, September 22, 2008

New Pier Giorgio Website!

Pier Giorgio's impact continues to spread worldwide! I am happy to announce the launching of the Pier Giorgio Frassati website in Brazil. Eduardo Henrique recently emailed me the news and asked that we be united in prayer in our work to promote the spirituality of Pier Giorgio. Congratulations to our Brazilian friends for bringing their website live!

For those of you who may not realize it, info about Pier Giorgio is available in several other languages. You can find the links to websites from Argentina, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, Canada and now Brazil both here on the blog and in the "Find a Frassati Society" section of the FrassatiUSA website. Happy surfing!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pier Giorgio and the Boy Scouts

I am always glad to get your ideas and hear how Pier Giorgio is working in your lives. Here is a great email with an idea for everyone involved in Boy Scouts:

"I recently found out about Pier Giorgio Frassati and have been praying the PACT often...I'm trying for daily. As I have been learning more and more about him, it occurs to me that he would be a great patron saint for scouts and scout leaders. His love of the outdoors and his desire to help people make him sound like the perfect example of what a cub/boy scout should strive for in his life. As a scout leader myself, I am praying daily for God to help make me a better dad, leader, and servant to all. I intend on telling the boys about this blessed example to us and sharing more about him with them. We are a small pack of about 25-30 boys chartered through our Church/Catholic School.

Pier Giorgio, please pray for us all...Verso l'alto!"

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pier Giorgio Pilgrimage is forming NOW!

Make plans NOW to head to the top on the 2009 Pier Giorgio Pilgrimage! The trip will depart the U.S. on June 26th and arrive in Rome just in time to obtain the plenary indulgence for the Jubilee Year of St. Paul! We will make our way through Italy until we arrive at Pier Giorgio's family home in time for his Fourth of July Feast Day! What better place could there be to celebrate?! This is a spiritual journey that will take us through Rome, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Turin, Pollone and Oropa -- all places with a special meaning in the life of Pier Giorgio. Daily Mass, opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration, great Italian food and wonderful fellowship are all included in this custom trip of a lifetime. A $250 deposit will hold your reservation. Deposits must be received by November 8th. Check the website for more details.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pier Giorgio in Action

Many favors are reported though the intercession of Pier Giorgio, although, as of yet, none are sufficient for the canonization miracle. But it is inspiring to see Pier Giorgio in action in people's lives. Here's a recent example:

"On 8/14/08 in Saco, ME, Ryan, 24 years old was taken to the hospital for open heart surgery. Before this he was very a healthy and active college graduate. After surgery in Boston, MA, he was in very serious condition. His grandmother asked me to pray for Ryan and I immediately invoked Bl. Pier Giorgio to hear our prayers and to pray with us for Ryan. I continued to pray for Bl. Pier Giorgio's assistance. A week later Ryan was recovering quickly and has now returned home and is doing very well. Ryan and his family are very grateful to God and for all the many prayers. I know in my heart that through Bl. Pier Giorgio our prayers were heard. I will continue to spread news and info about our Blessed friend and pray for his assistance in my own needs. Pier Giorgio gives me hope that I can strive to be holy as a layman."