VERSO L'ALTO --- TO THE HIGHEST
Pier Giorgio was a stud!
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati is a significant patron for World Youth Day. Man of the beatitudes and patron of young adults, Frassati was extraordinary in his "ordinariness."
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, the patron for young adult Catholics and one of the patrons of World Youth Day, saw many parallels between Catholic life and his favorite pastime, mountain-climbing. He would regularly organize trips into the mountains with his close friends with occasions for prayer, liturgies, and conversations about faith on the way up to or down from the summit. After what would become his final climb he wrote a simple note on a photograph: "Verso L'Alto", which means "to the heights." This phrase has since come to encapsulate his philosophy of mountaineering and his Catholic outlook on life and adventure. You can learn more about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati at Frassati USA. . . .
In naming Frassati as one of the primary patrons for World Youth Day, Pope Saint John Paul II gave young people an excellent role model for the journey. Year after year, just like Frassati, pilgrims set out on a voyage "to the heights" to encounter Christ and the universal Church at the mountaintop.
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