A Man of the Beatitudes: Pier Giorgio Frassati

A Man of the Beatitudes Pier Giorgio Frassati A beguiling and moving biography of Pier Giorgio Frassati a handsome athletic and fun loving young man from a rich aristocratic Italian family in the s who was recently beatified by Pope John

  • Title: A Man of the Beatitudes: Pier Giorgio Frassati
  • Author: Luciana Frassati
  • ISBN: 9780898708615
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • A beguiling and moving biography of Pier Giorgio Frassati, a handsome, athletic and fun loving young man from a rich, aristocratic Italian family in the 1920 s who was recently beatified by Pope John Paul II Pier Giorgio turned from a life of privilege to one devoted to working with the poor, and was a courageous witness of Christian faith and charity to many others.DiscoA beguiling and moving biography of Pier Giorgio Frassati, a handsome, athletic and fun loving young man from a rich, aristocratic Italian family in the 1920 s who was recently beatified by Pope John Paul II Pier Giorgio turned from a life of privilege to one devoted to working with the poor, and was a courageous witness of Christian faith and charity to many others.Discouraged by his affluent parents from his religious involvement and deep spiritual life, Pier Giorgio secretly ministered to the poor and marginalized, and was a leader of youth whose love of God transformed the lives of all those around him He died of the polio virus at the age of 24, and the story of his life and death spread throughout Europe, influencing the young Karol Wojtyla, who as Pope John Paul II described Frassati as a man of the eight beatitudes, a modern youth and great mountaineer who was keenly interested in the problems of culture, sports and social questions, as well as the true values of life Pier Giorgio is a patron saint of World Youth Days Illustrated.This book can not be sold in the following countries AUSTRALIACANADAFRANCEGREAT BRITAINITALYPHILLIPINES

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    1. I liked this book on many levels, but primarily because it is an honest and full depiction of Pier Giorgio Frassati. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati has been a person whom I have admired for awhile now. This book, written by his sister, explains the historical context in which he lives, and gives a detailed account of his family and his life. It seems to be a very honest account, with little if any whitewashing. I find the peace and silence in which Pier Giorgio lived his life as a Christian to be [...]

    2. Before reading this biography of Pier Giorgio, never has a saint felt so tangible to me. Written by his own sister Luciana, this book is an honest and humane look at the life of one of our modern saints: a young, handsome engineering student with a passion for mountaineering. I think we young people can always find something in Pier Giorgio's life to relate to—whether it be the fiery zeal typical of youth, or the dating issues (yep), or the family problem, or the school exams, etc. From this b [...]

    3. Wonderfully inspiring story of a modern-day saint (or at least, soon-to-be-saint). Some parts were a little hard to follow or keep track of chronologically-- Luciana seems to go back and forth between telling inspirational anecdotes of his life and delivering a more standard biography-- but there is still much wisdom to be gained from learning about his life and his devotion to charity and faith above all else.

    4. I already knew quite a bit about Pier Giorgio's life from reading a chapter of "Saints & Social Justice" by Vogt. But this biography revealed many more details of his life, as told by his sister who was very close to him during their childhood. I think what surprised me the most about this biography was his sister admitting that she (and her parents) were essentially blind to who Pier really was until he had died. His family did not understand him and were basically unaware of what he was do [...]

    5. Every now and then there is an exceptional and unique soul, a Gospel artist whose sancity officially gets acknowledged by the Church because of his or her intimate and intense love for the Holy Trinity and our Blessed Mother, and one soul in particular is Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, a young lay Catholic man who took to heart the message of picking up the cross and following Jesus Christ. Pier Giorgio was born into a life that had all the trappings that could make one's head spin and outsiders [...]

    6. This book is amazing, I’m sure I will read it again soon. I’m fascinated by this young man’s life, dedicated to the poor and the unfortunate.This short biography of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati was written by his sister, Luciana Frassati. She gives the book the much deserved title of “A Man of the Beatitudes”. This man, beatified by Pope John Paul ll in 1990, was awesome. The book begins with the story of his childhood, the problems he had with his family. His life as a teenager was m [...]

    7. Excellent book. Really inspiring story of a young man who lived fully for Christ, as an ordinary college student. An engineering major, an athlete, a mountaineer, highly aware and involved in the social and political events of his time, a contemplative who spent nights in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament before setting off for all-day skiing expeditions with his friends. He was the son of a wealthy and prominent business man in Turin, Italy, who rode third class on the train to use the extra [...]

    8. A beautiful biography of a beautiful soul. The proof of the faith lies foremost in its beauty which, when assented to, gives witness to the Truth and goodness of the gospel.The end is the best part, and contains a very moving letter written by a close friend of Pier Giorgio's upon his death at the age of 24. This is a must read for anyone who aspires to live like Frassati, to flee every temptation to be mediocre, to aspire to greatness, and to be firmly and forever united to Jesus Christ!

    9. Such a great biography on the reality of Pier Giorgio's life by his sister. Wonderful backdrop to Italian history. Well written.

    10. An awesome role model for young people (and all people) today. This is a very honest, insightful account of his life (and a quick read, too).

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