Testimony of Mark C. from USA

Greetings! I want to share this story which details favors I received through the intercession of Pier Giorgio Frassati.


In 2014, I was living in Los Angeles after moving from Ohio. I was having a diffcult time in LA due to several circumstances, so I asked for Pier Giorgio's help. At the time, I was 24 and knew Pier Giorgio was 24 when he died. Because of that special connection and because I admired this blessed, I entrusted my year to Pier Giorgio and asked him to be my special friend. I even put on a medal I receive from Frassati USA in commemoration.

Things ultimately did not work out in Los Angeles, so I decided to move out. My dad flew from Ohio to ride back with me across the country. I spent a year searching for my next step. I found myself in a group called The Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy under the direction of Fr. Michael Gaitley. We are a group of men and women who give a year or so to discern God's will and do the works of Mercy. http://marianmissionaries.org/

I see my journey to this group as a result of Pier Giorgio Frassati's intercession. I discovered this by connecting a series of events that happened on the same day I moved out of Los Angeles. On this day, the Marian Missionaries completed their purchase of the house they would live in. On this day, the President of the Marian Missionaries became the president of the Marian Missionaries. He was inspired by a visit Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz made in the name of John Paul II to thank The Marian's of the Immaculate conception for their work spreading Divine Mercy at the Shrine of Divine Mercy on that day. On this day, Fr. Mike, called a friend of his to see if he was interested in joining the Missionaries. He said yes. Also, this was the anniversary of the Ordination of Fr. Seraphim Michalenko. This man ran Faustina's cause for canonization, spread the message of Divine Mercy, and translated the diary of Faustina into English. The audio version of this Diary inspired me throughout my journey in Los Angeles, and helped me immensely through some very difficult times. Fr. Seraphim, before I was born, also happened to be the pastor of a parish I attended when I lived in Ohio, which I consider a spiritual home. 

All of these events happened on the same day. That day was May 20, 2014, the anniversary of The Beatification of Pier Giorgio Frassati. In honor of how good a friend Pier Giorgio Frassati has been to me, I share this story.

In Christ,

Mark Cook


I now live in South Lee, Mass; next door to The Shrine Of Divine Mercy.
I also want to mention, I've had the privilege of visiting a discernment house called Frassati House. It's in the Diocese of Tennessee under the leadership of Bishop Stika. I was fortunate enough to see an icon of Pier Giorgio, which I keep as the backdrop of my iPad.

Also, during another retreat led by the Marian Missionaries, and after sharing my story about Pier Giorgio, I met some of the friends who prayed for the healing involved with the latest miracle due to Pier Giorgio's intercession in Long Island. I was also fortunate enough to see the statue erected in his honor

I see these two encounters as the result of his intercession, as these events happened because I am a member of the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy.