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....and 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.
This inspiring biography sheds new light on the all-too-short life of the young man John Paul II has called "a man of the Beatitudes."
About the Author:
Maria Di Lorenzo, a graduate in Modern Languages and a journalist, has worked for the daily newspaper, Il Tempo, for RAI, and for Vatican Radio. An expert in spirituality and religious issues, she is a regular contributor to various Catholic publications, an editor of websites dedicated to saints and exemplary people of our day, and author of several books.