Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: A Eucharistic Life & the Practice of Penance

Have you ever attended a Eucharistic Congress? It is a thing of true beauty to attend the closing Mass and see a great procession of bishops, priests, deacons, seminarians, and altar servers making its way through a gathering of thousands of lay faithful — all for Jesus in the Eucharist. Pier Giorgio made it a point to participate in Eucharistic Con­gresses when possible. On April 2, 1922, he sent a postcard to his mother with just one sentence: “A thousand greetings and kisses from the Eucharistic Congress.” The following year, he rearranged his schedule so that he could attend a Eucharistic Congress in Genoa, where an amazing procession of the Blessed Sacrament took place both on sea and on land. Although these occasional large events filled him with enthusiasm, it was a regular appointment on his calendar that fortified his soul: his daily meeting with Jesus in Holy Communion.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: A Eucharistic Life & the Practice of Penance

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