Our Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati Quote Light Blue T-Shirt: Verso L'Alto features an inspiring quote from Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. Order for yourself, or send as a confirmation or birthday gift today! Remind yourself and others to live life striving "to the heights!" (verso l'alto).
The Frassati family was wealthy and influential. Pier's father was a Senator, an Ambassador, and an editor of a popular newspaper, and his mother was a painter. Pier Giorgio used the wealth and education his family gave him to serve the poor directly and work for social justice in political demonstrations. He gave much of his money and time to those in need, and lived a life of frequent and devout prayer. As a vigorous and healthy young athlete who loved to climb mountains, he contracted poliomyelitis and died after immense suffering on July 4, 1925 at the age of 24. Thousands of the poor he served came to his funeral, surprising his family since he had never bragged about the loving work he did for Christ.
Our shirts are designed and printed by local workers in our shop in Steubenville, OH. They are 50% Cotton and 50% Polyester to make a durable and long lasting shirt for wear at home, school, and outdoors.
"Verso L'Alto, Toward the Heights!. -Pier Giorgio Frassati"