Athletic, handsome, and always good for a laugh, Pier Giorgio Frassati was the charismatic leader of a band of rowdy friends. He smoked, pulled pranks, relished extreme sports, fiercely debated politics into the night and secretly gave away his wealth to help the poor: a mother unexpectedly widowed, a homeless invalid, a boy without warm clothes. All while he plunged eagerly into intense experiences of Eucharistic prayer.
An inspiring biography that captures Frassati's spirit, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: An Ordinary Christian explores the adventuresome personality and forthright love of a man who succeeded in wresting holiness from everyday life. Key features Includes new photographs of Frassti, his family and friends Features a foreword by Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., National Director and Chief Executive Officer of World Youth Day 2002 Provides appendices of excerpts from Frassati's letters; testimonies of his worldwide impact; and a listing of Pier Giorgio Frassti websites