Testimony of Mariette from USA

As a young adult, I learned about Pier-Giorgio while managing a chain of exclusively Catholic bookstores. At the age of 47, I enrolled in university to become a social worker andwas greatly influenced by Frassati's own involvement in Catholic social service and social action. I am now a licensed social worker and mental health therapist and keep Pier-Giorgio's picture as my screen saver on my laptop at work. As a professional, I must respect religious diversity and do not openly proselytize, but when clients see the picture and ask about him, I share his story andmany of them are touched by the witness of his life. I have personally chosen Pier-Giorgio as my patron and proffer him as an official Patron of Social Work(ers). If Pier-Giorgio was canonized, his influence and witness would only be strengthened.--Mariette