I first learned of Blessed Pier Giorgio from a friend in school. I quickly became inspired by his life and his humility. I learned more and more about h throughout my time at university. When I studied abroad in Europe in the fall of 2015 I had the opportunity to go on a trip to Pollone and Turin with 18 of my classmates and our residence directors. We visited Pier's tomb where I had a deep spiritual encounter with the Lord and with the Man of the Beatitudes himself. I felt the Lord calling me to live like Pier Giorgio Frassati in service of the poor and the sick by loving them in all and any ways possible. Our group then traveled to Pollone where we visited Pier Giorgio's house and met on of his nieces. We hiked up the mountain that Pier often climbed. It was an incredible experience to hike the path he did and to pray and ask for his intercession along the way. I often pray the novena to Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati and ask for his intercession to help me and the youth I minister to. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, pray for us!