I was first introduced to Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati in January of 2015 at the FOCUS SEEK conference. I learned a little about him there, but didn't really become super interested until his remains travel to Krakow, Poland last summer in 2016. I love that he had a passion for the outdoors and a strong devotion to the Eurcharist. I find it very inspiring because he is such a terrific role mole for the youth of many generations. A week before I went on my first mission trip, I decided to pray a novena for his intercession. Also, my devotion towards him strengthened when my group had the opportunity to have Mass at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy and in his summer home in Pollena, Italy and went on the hike he took every morning! I also learned about his devotion to the Blessed Mother.The more I learned about him the I realized how much I could relate to him. I am extremely fortunate to have had this experience and my devotion to him continues to strengthen.