Finding Frassati

And Following His Path to Holiness

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His friends called him an explosion of joy. Mountain climbing, music, practical jokes and political debates were among his many passions. With film star looks, common sense intelligence, and amazing athleticism, Pier Giorgio Frassati had every reason to pursue worldly success. He chose to focus on higher goals instead.

Identified as “The Man of the Eight Beatitudes” and recognized as one of the most fascinating and relatable saintly examples of the 20th century, he was devoted to the Eucharist and the Blessed Mother and led a mostly hidden life of charity that ultimately cost him his life at the age of twenty-four. When his body was exhumed in 1981, it was found to be perfectly incorrupt. He was beatified in 1990. All three popes since then have commended this dynamic young Italian’s life to the Church—and especially to younger Catholics.

Author Christine Wohar, a noted expert on Frassati, has created this practical guide to Pier Giorgio’s short but spirited life. Writing in a simple, accessible style, she presents 40 reflections on aspects of his personal life and spirituality. Prayers and concrete action steps are included to help you make this future saint’s habits and methods your own.

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"Christine M. Wohar's book, Finding Frassati and Following His Path to Holiness, shows readers of any age that the good, the true and the beautiful can be radically pursued, delightfully obtained, and lived."

Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM
Fathers of Mercy Assistant General
  • Pages: 192
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-68278-249-1
  • Product Code: Q82491
  • Availability: In Stock
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I have a new friend!
I love this book! I really enjoy reading about the lives of the Saints and Christine Wohar’s “Finding Frassati and Following His Path to Holiness” not only provided brief anecdotes about Blessed Pier Giorgio but she also reveals how he impacted her life. This book shares insights of the Frassati family by an author who became a close friend of the family. The Communion of Saints are more alive that we are and as a result of this book I have added Blessed Pier Giorgio to my daily prayers and and conversations with Our Lord. Glory to Jesus Christ! Blessed Pier Giorgio pray for us!
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Beautiful and Soul Piercing
This book fell into my hands at just the right moment. I knew about Bl. Pier Giorgio, but like any friendship, if you don't continue to build that relationship, the friendship will not flourish. This book helped me find him once more with the little details Christine Wohar includes in her passages. I laughed and cried as I devoured those details on each page of the book. The way each short passage is written invites the reader to walk together with Pier Giorgio towards Christ in holiness. The prayers at the end of each short passage are beautiful and soul piercing. I had tears in my eyes several times. The call to act can serve as a meditation as you go about your day, or as you sit in front of the Blessed Sacrament. I think this book was meant to be read one passage a day, buuuuut, I read several a day because I just couldn't put it down. I think for my second read of it, I will definitely take it one passage at a time. I cannot recommend this book enough! It truly helped to reignite my soul and find purpose. Bl. Pier Giorgio, pray for us!
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It’s good to have friends who point the way to Christ.
I was introduced to Frassati about 20 years ago by the author and her enthusiasm for her friend has only grown. This book is a great introduction to a true friend of Christ, you can see the fruits of his friendship in his reverence, humor and joy. The prayers and acts at the end of each chapter are easy to incorporate into your own growing friendship with the Holy Spirit. The book can be read in one afternoon or used as a devotional. Better yet, do both. There are 40 easy to read chapters and 40 days in lent. Pier Giorgio Frassati would be a great friend to have on your Lenten journey.
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Like being in Italy again
I read it within a week. I know the short chapters, prayers, and action steps were probably meant to be savored more than devoured... but I couldn't help it. I have visited Turin and Pollone and the writings took me there again. I felt like Pier Giorgio was sitting right with me as I was reading through it. It gave me great pause for reflection and nearness to him. - Father Tom
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Inspirational, heartwarming and uplifting
Truly an inspirational & uplifting book. Author, Christine Wohar, presents the personal life & spirituality of Blessed Pier Giorgio in an easy to read style that is compelling. She ends each chapter with a beautiful brief prayer and an action to take in your own life to help you grow in holiness in your ordinary life. Blessed Pier Giorgio enjoyed life to the fullest, often in simple & ordinary events. His love for the poor and quiet acts of charity were heartwarming to read.
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