In 2008, we prayed with Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, a patron of youth especially at the World Youth Day in Sydney. July 4th is his feast day. Pray for us Blessed Pier.
It’s an experience I’ll never forget.
“To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth, that is not living but existing” ~ Blessed Frassati
“We who, by the grace of God, are Catholics, must not squander the best years of our lives as so many unhappy young people do, who worry about enjoying the good things in life, things that do not in fact bring any good, but rather the fruit of immorality in today’s world. We must prepare ourselves to be ready and able to handle the struggles we will have to endure to fulfill our goals, and, in so doing, to give our country happier and morally healthier days in the near future. But in order for this to happen we need the following: constant prayer to obtain God’s grace, without which all our efforts are in vain; organization and discipline to be ready for action at the right moment; and finally, we need to sacrifice our own passions, indeed our very selves, because without this sacrifice we will never achieve our goal.” ~Blessed Frassati