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After his death, the countless acts of charity he performed became known. Sometimes it was simply giving away his bus money and walking home. Sometimes it was helping someone find a job. Sometimes it was bringing others to Mass. Sometimes it was writing a note of sympathy upon the death of a friend’s relative. Sometimes it was taking a break on a long mountain hike when he was not tired but knew that others were. Sometimes it was giving away his coat or shoes to someone who had none. Sometimes it was the smile that was always on his face or his willingness to sing even though he was always out of tune.

Blessed Pier Giorgio had no formula for charity other than putting the needs of his neighbor first. He asked, “What would life be without acts of charity?”

The phrase “Vivere, non vivacchiare” comes from a letter of Pier Giorgio Frassati to I. Bonini, 27.ii., in which he writes “To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth, that is not living but just existing.” has several videos including a documentary on the remarkable recovery of Kevin Becker that is being submitted for review by the postulator of the cause for the canonization of Blessed Pier Giorgio.

In this video, Bishop of Trenton, David M. O’Connell, C.M. tells us about the life of Pier Giorgio Frassati.

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