The first encounter I had with Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati was being given a book of his to read while serving as a summer missionary for Lifeteen Camp Hidden Lake in Dahlonega, Georgia, USA. The book was titled "A Man of The Beautitudes" and after reading several pages in holy hour, I was hooked. The life that this young person lived was on of such humility, strength, joy, and selflessness. He inspired me in incredible ways to continue serving God in my community back home in Gainesville, FL with the organization of the Catholic Gators, and return to Lifeteen for a second summer. I am still learning what a sacrificial life looks like as I transition from college to adulthood, but the story of Bl. Pier still gives me inspiration and hope. He is now frequently asked to intercede for me and my friends in my prayers and I hope that one day he can be a saint to inspire many more!