Rome Newsroom, Apr 6, 2021 / 05:20 am
To mark the 120th birthday of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati on Tuesday, three Italian associations have encouraged praying the rosary for the intention of the virtue of chastity.
“Taking advantage of this date which allows us to spend some time with Pier Giorgio, to pray with him, we would like to ask him to help and enlighten all young people, all of us, to grow and walk in love, as he walked,” Fr. Paolo Asolan said.
For Pier Giorgio’s birthday, the director of the youth office of the Italian bishops’ conference encouraged Catholics to ask Pier Giorgio for the grace to love with “a love that is one of soul and of body, whose center is the possession and gift of self, in relationship with the Lord and in the happiness of the gift.”
Asolan’s office has joined with two associations dedicated to Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati to publish short meditations for the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, using writings from the 20th-century blessed and from people who knew him. The meditations can be downloaded in four languages, including English.