I first encountered Pier Giorgio while visiting the Vatican in 1990. I found the compelling story of his life whiled visiting St. Lawrence Youth Chapel at the Vatican. Reading the story of his life was to be the beginning of my intercession for many youth who sought my prayers. I am grateful for the friends I regularly meet with the help of Bl. Pier Giorgio. Friendship with Wanda Gawronska, his niece from the time of the Denver World Youth Day has continued to the present moment. As one of a good number of CFR Franciscan Friars serving The Frassati Society in New York City, I continue to pray for the day of Canonization of our Holy friend, Pier Giorgio! L'alto Verso !