Fourteenth Station


P  We adore You, O Risen Christ, and we bless You.

A  Because by Your resurrection, You have given life to the world.

R  From the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1-6)

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the rush of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tonguesas the Spirit enabled them. Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, the crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.

Reflection from a letter written by Pier Giorgio to Laura Hidalgo (8/11/1924)

When I think about our Tipi Loschi Society destined to miserably break up like everything on this earth, I am overcome by a sense of regret… The only thing that remains is a bond that we hope, with the Grace of God, will bind all the Tipi Loschi in this life and in the next: this sacred bond is Faith, the only powerful bond, the only sure rock without which nothing can be undertaken. And let us hope that this Faith that we have received in Holy Baptism, and that has made us companions on beautiful mountain trips will accompany us until the last day of our earthly journey and will be the connection through prayer to spiritually bond all the Tipi Loschi scattered all over the earth.

P  Let us pray

A  Oh Father, it was Your desire to unite all of Your people on earth. In the same way, it was the desire of Pier Giorgio that all of his friends would be bound together by Faith and spiritually connected in prayer. As we celebrate his birthday in the joy of this Easter season, pour out Your abundant blessings on all those who share a love for Your faithful servant Pier Giorgio Frassati. Blessed Pier Giorgio, pray for us. Amen.

P  In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

A  Amen.

(As an act of charity, in imitation of Pier Giorgio’s zeal for the apostolate of persuasion, we would like to encourage you to bring someone who has fallen away from the faith to Mass with you this Sunday.)