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Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901-1924)
Son of the founder of the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Pier Giorgio Frassati grew up in a bourgeois family in Turin. A student, mountaineer, and member of the Dominican Third Order, Pier Giorgio was fascinated by God from childhood. On June 19, 1911, he and his sister Luciana received the sacrament of First Communion. At the age of 12, he decided to take communion daily, which he would do until his dying day. Throughout his life, Pier Giorgio drew from the Gospel his concern for justice and his desire to care for the poor and the sick. "Jesus visits me every day in the Eucharist, and I humbly visit Him by visiting the poor," he wrote.

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