Friday, September 2, 2011

Across the Pond, Down Under and In Between!

"Love Best site there is about Bl Pier Giorgio on the net. Truly."

This was the opening line of an email I recently received from Steve Smyth down in New South Wales, Australia.   It was never the vision of FrassatiUSA to be the primary source of info about Pier Giorgio for people all around the English-speaking world, but that seems to be what has slowly taken place since we began this ministry five years ago.  What a blessing it is to hear from people from all corners of the world and all walks of life as they share what Pier Giorgio means to them!

Another exciting development is the movement to launch "FrassatiUK" as a way to unite the growing number of Frassati groups in that part of the world.  "FrassatiUSA is really our inspiration," wrote Shaun Bailham, as he shared his desire to serve young people in the British isles.  I was able to have a long conversation with Shaun earlier this week and was in turn inspired by his enthusiasm.  He has just recently created a Facebook page for FrassatiUK where you can lend him your support. 

And here in the U.S., yet another Frassati Fellowship is up and running.  If you are in the Albany, New York area, be sure to check out the Capital Region Frassati Chapter.  Nithin Mathew, writing on behalf of the group, shared the following:  "We are a group for young adults interested in learning about Catholic faith. Our group had humble beginnings (like any other) with a handful meeting in a coffee-shop. With grace of our Lord and intercession of our Blessed Mother we have now grown into a fellowship of over 100 faithful Catholics in and around the capital region of New York state. Our weekly meetings are every Wednesday and we have an average attendance of 20-25 young adults (age 18-35) every week."

Needless to say, it is awesome to see Frassati Fever sweeping the globe!   Blessed Pier Giorgio...pray for us!

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