Blessed Pier Giorgio became my friend at a very difficult time in my life. He helped me through my parents' divorce and all of the events that led up to and have followed from it. He helped me get my first job (the interview was on his feast day!). He was the patron of my classroom for years, and I've introduced many students to him. His picture still hangs in my office. He introduced me to my husband (we met through the Frassati group that the Dominicans ran), and I have him to thank for my vocation, the wonderful man that I married, and my two beautiful children.