I came to know Blessed Pier Giorgio through my mom and grandmother who both have devotions to him. He became very present in my life almost eleven years ago when my parents named my brother Peter George after him. Moreover, these associations with the man Pier Giorgio became a very deep, very real relationship with him this year. As a 17 year old who feels very passionate about my Catholic faith, serving the less fortunate, mountain climbing, and evangelizing through pure friendships, Pier Giorgio has not only become one of my role models but a fierce, fierce friend to me. He emulates all the qualities I aspire to possess and is everything I hope my future spouse will be. With so much love for my best heavenly "guy friend" (sorry St. Francis!), I will continue fervently praying for his canonization!