Pier Giorgio Frassati

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Frassati in c. 1920s

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (6 April 1901 – 4 July 1925) was an Italian Roman Catholic social activist. He was born in Turin. He was a member from the Third Order of Saint Dominic.[1]

He was dedicated to social justice issues. He helped the poor and less fortunate living in his hometown of Turin.[2][3] He died in Turin on 4 July 1925 from polio, aged 24.

His cause for canonization opened in 1932 after the Turin poor made several pleas for such a cause to open. However, Pope Pius XII suspended the cause in 1941. Pope John Paul II beatified Frassati in mid-1990 and dubbed him the "Man of the Eight Beatitudes".[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati". Saints SQPN. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. Luciana Frassati (2000). A Man of the Beatitudes: Pier Giorgio Frassati. Ignatius Press. ISBN 978-0-89870-861-5.
  3. "A Saint on Skis". Frassati USA. Retrieved 27 June 2017.