Memorial of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Memorial of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

July 4 is the memorial of Pier Giorgio Frassati, the young man from Turin, Italy, who died in the early 1920s and who has become an unofficial patron for youth and young adults of our modern times.

I’ve maintained webpages devoted to Pier Giorgio online since about 1994 or 1995, when they lived at my site. Over the years, they’ve received tens of thousands of hits from all over the world from people seeking to learn more about this young man who has been an inspiration for me.

If you don’t know Pier Giorgio, I encourage you to learn more about him, perhaps from the several books written about him which I’ve linked from those pages. He’s certainly well worth knowing. And please pray to him for intercessions so that he can be canonized. I think it would be a boon for the Church.


Written by
Domenico Bettinelli