See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Monday, July 04, 2011

Memorial of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati



How can the young man remain sinless?
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A coworker once asked me - with a slight hint of disdain in his voice, "Well what did this Frassati guy do to deserve to get beatified?"  The man was somewhat critical of all the men and women beatified and canonized during the busy reign of Blessed Pope John Paul II.  He also happened to be a guy who thought the Church was infiltrated with all sorts of demon-controlled beings and that the chastisement was going to happen on such and such a Thursday, but only between March and May of whatever year we happened to be in at the time.
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Plain and simple, Pier Giorgio lived the Beatitudes with heroic charity.  Ordinary is good.
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Pier Giorgio died on 4 July 1925.    

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