Sunday, June 27, 2010

Novena in Honor of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati - Day Three

The Novena to Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati - Day Three:

Jesus says: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

Pier Giorgio responds: “With violence you sow hatred, and you harvest its bad fruits. With charity, you sow peace among men – not the peace that the world gives, but the true peace that only faith in Jesus Christ can give us in common brotherhood.”

We pray: Blessed Pier Giorgio, guide me in claiming my rightful inheritance as a child of God and heir of His kingdom. Show me, by your own example, how to be slow to anger, and gentle in my dealings with others. Help me to show forth the peace of Christ by speaking words of peace, and by living a life of peace.

Blessed Pier Giorgio, I ask for your intercession in obtaining from God, Who is meek and humble of heart, all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare. I confidently turn to you for help in my present need: (mention your request.)

Daily Closing Prayers
(for private devotion)

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

God our Father in heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
All the angels and saints, pray for us.

Blessed Pier Giorgio, pray for us. (Repeat after each invocation.)
Loving son and brother,
Support of family life,
Friend of the friendless,
Most Christian of companions,
Leader of youth,
Helper of those in need,
Teacher of charity,
Patron of the poor,
Comfort of the sick,
Athlete for God’s kingdom,
Conqueror of life’s mountains,
Defender of truth and virtue,
Opponent of every injustice,
Patriotic citizen of the nation,
Loyal son of the Church,
Devoted child of the Madonna,
Ardent adorer of the Eucharist,
Fervent student of the Scriptures,
Dedicated follower of St. Dominic,
Apostle of prayer and fasting,
Guide to a deep love for Jesus,
Diligent in work and study,
Joyful in all of life’s circumstances,
Strong in safeguarding chastity,
Silent in pain and suffering,
Faithful to the promises of Baptism,
Model of humility,
Example of detachment,
Mirror of obedience,
Man of the Beatitudes,

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Pray for us, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Father, You gave to the young Pier Giorgio Frassati the joy of meeting Christ and of living his faith in service of the poor and the sick. Through his intercession, may we, too, walk the path of the Beatitudes and follow the example of his generosity, spreading the spirit of the Gospel in society. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

IMPRIMATUR, November 2, 1994:
+Joseph A. Galante, D.D., J.C.D., Bishop of Beaumont, TX


Btw, just saw on Patrick Madrid's Facebook that the latest issue of Envoy Magazine is now out... which is exciting because it's the issue in which my article, A Gift From My Father, was published in. :D I can't wait until I have the actual, physical copy in my hands. :D

Okay, I am going to go work on my novel some more since I know I will be stuck in bed for at least another couple of hours. (The anxiety is getting ridiculous.)

As always, thanks for reading and God Bless. :D


Ramon said...

I just heard about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati and found your blog by google search. Do you have a good resource for research on him. I have always climbed and hiked since I was a small boy and seeing so many images of him on mountains makes me interested in knowing more of his life.

Emmy Cecilia said...

Ramon, check out They have connection to Bl. Pier Giorgio's niece and they have a ton of information. I'd also recommend reading his biographies which are available on the site. I'd read two of them and it's helped me understand who he was. He is a great role model for us young adults.

btw, he used to receive communion daily before he climbed because, as he said, he never knew if he would come back from the climb or not and he wanted to make sure he was good with God if that was the case.

Ramon said...

It has been a long time since I went to daily communion but when you do, Christ has this funny way of working inside your heart. Thank you for the tip.


p.s. By the way that is the fun of mountain climbing is the sustained danger and you are consistently overcoming your fears to make it to the top. I guess it is like being catholic you don't have to be the best just don't give up and you will make it to the top.