I first heard about Bl. Pier Giorgio at the Newman Center at my college campus, where he is often looked to as an example for young people.
I was later blessed to stay at the Frassati house in Pollone, Italy for two nights and got to pray at his death bed and meet people at the local parish in the area. I was also blessed to meet a family there who took me to Mass at the church where Bl. Pier Giorgio would go to daily Mass and then go hiking on the mountain where he hiked! Through these experiences, I grew in an understanding of how God spoke to Bl. Pier Giorgio through creation and I definitely believing that Bl. Pier Giorgio was engaging in the sacred preaching of his Dominican vocation with me in these experiences. Since then, I have felt a greater draw towards Bl. Pier Giorgio's call to encounter the poor as Christ present in our lives and he has definitely become an instrumental part in my devotion to God through His saints.