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A Man of the Beatitudes: Pier Giorgio Frassati - Luciana Frassati


By Luciana Frassati

A Man of the Beatitudes is the definitive biography of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati written by his younger sister, Luciana.

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 polio 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."


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  1. Blessed are the pure in heart! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Feb 2021

    Pier was a great model of the beatitudes. And a model for men seeking righteousness and a pure heart!

  2. Awesome 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Sep 2016

    Throughly am enjoying reading about Pier Giorgio's life. So relavant to today's Christian living

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