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Meet Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Pier Giorgio Michelangelo Frassati was a devout Catholic born into a prominent Italian family. He died at the young age of 24 and has since become the model for lay people all over the world. Beatified in 1990 by Saint Pope John Paul II and named "The Man of the Eight Beatitudes," Pier Giorgio teaches us that holiness is possible for everyone.

Verso L’alto!  A month before his death, Pier Giorgio and some of his friends had been mountain climbing in the Val di Lanzo. On the back of the photo which shows him holding onto the rock gazing up toward his goal, he later wrote the words, "Verso l'alto" -- or, in English, "upwards" It is a short phrase that reflects his way of life: always looking upward, toward the best we can be as people, toward the best of ourselves.  Watch this short video and get to know him!