Thursday, July 04, 2013

Blessed Pier Giorgo Frassati

Today is the feast of Blessed Pier Giorgo Frassati, a Dominican tertiary, and the patron saint of World Youth Day.

 Here are some of my favorite Quotes: 

"The end for which we are created invites us to walk a road that is surely sown with a lot of thorns, but it is not sad; through even the sorrow, it is illuminated by joy."

“To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth, that is not living, but existing.”

 "You ask me whether I am in good spirits. How could I not be, so long as my trust in God gives me strength. We must always be cheerful. Sadness should be banished from all Christian souls. For suffering is a far different thing from sadness, which is the worst disease of all. It is almost always caused by lack of Faith. But the purpose for which we have been created shows us the path along which we should go, perhaps strewn with many thorns, but not a sad path. Even in the midst of intense suffering it is one of joy."

 "With all the strength of my soul I urge you young people to approach the Communion table as often as you can. Feed on this bread of angels whence you will draw all the energy you need to fight inner battles. Because true happiness, dear friends, does not consist in the pleasures of the world or in earthly things, but in peace of conscience, which we have only if we are pure in heart and mind."

 ~Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

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