The Frassati name

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“Pier Giorgio Frassati was a handsome, fun-loving, athletic, courageous and devout Catholic born into a prominent Italian family.  He died at the young age of 24 and has since become the model for lay people all over the world.  Beatified in 1990 by Pope John Paul II and named The Man of the Eight Beatitudes, Pier Giorgio teaches us that holiness is for everyone.”

To learn more about Pier Giorgio, his remarkable life and witness, and to connect with Frassatians around the world, check out the official USA website dedicated to Pier Giorgio Frassati (above).


Choosing Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati as our patron, the Capital Region Frassati Chapter exists to draw together young adult Catholics in the Albany area to encourage and grow in our faith, to model our lives on the Beatitudes, and to integrate our Catholic faith fully into our daily lives, our work, our families and communities, and our leisure activities.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: Ora pro nobis!