Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati loved to climb mountains. He served the poor with the same enthusiasm which he participated in this athletic activity. He contracted poliomyelitis, which is related to polio, in 1925 at age 24. Doctors speculated that he caught the disease from the poor he loved to serve. He died within a week of his diagnosis.
The phrase “verso l’alto” is often associated with Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati. It means “to the heights”. It refers to the desire to reach the summit of eternal life. He is called “Man of the Eight Beatitudes” because of his holiness.
His feast day is July 4.
Patron of …
He is the patron of students, young Catholics, mountaineers, youth groups, and World Youth Day.
This printable cryptogram gives the eight beatitudes in random order. Children can figure out the key and substitute the letters to solve the puzzle and complete the beatitudes.
This Litany of the Beatitudes is a prayer which helps us remember the beatitudes. It also asks for our Lord’s grace so we can live these values in our daily lives.
Quotes and Social Media Graphics
Jesus is with me. I have nothing to fear.Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati