Pier Giorgio Frassati


Frassati Society attracts young adults

Sunday, 16th January 2011, saw the first meeting of the newly launched Frassati Society at the Holy Ghost, Balham. This is a society for young adults combining fellowship, service of the poor and prayer inspired by the spirituality and life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. Twenty-five young adults met for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Mass, after which the enjoyed a a meal together. Between courses, Fr Agustin Conesa invited them to go more deeply into the scriptures and spoke to them about Jesus' teaching of the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12).

At his beatification in 1990, Pope John Paul II named Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati 'The Man of the Beatitudes' - a model for young Christian living. Each month as they come together for Mass and prayer, fellowship, food and formation,  members will explore the richness and beauty of Jesus' teaching as they look at a different Beatitude.

As they are moved to live the Beatitudes more profoundlly in their lives, the model of Pier Giorgio Frassati will be an example of how they can live out this call.

Life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati on the Dominican web site

Pope John Paul II homily at his beatification

Frassati Society members will be committing to some regular, practical service of the poor. Many are planning to go and help the Missionaries of Charity serve a meal to the homeless on Sunday afternoons.

If you would like to get involved please contact Laura: