I encountered Bl. Pier Giorgio through the testimony of a camp counselor when I was about 12 years old, at a Catholic camp in Michigan. Since then, I've asked for his intercession and prayed for his canonization. As a young man, I was inspired by his early sanctity, just like St. Thérèse of Lisieux and St. Maria Goretti. All three have been great signs to me that sainthood is not far off, that it is for all people. Bl. Pier Giorgio, pray for us!