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Pier Giorgio Frassati
Ignatius Press, 2016
359 pages, paperback $18.95
In this definitive biography, Siccardi explores the life of Frassati, the young heir of Alfredo Frassati, founder of Italy’s La Stampa newspaper. He lived passionately for Jesus, seeking not so much to solve general problems, but to make Christ and the Church more present to those in need.
At Frassati’s beatification in 1990, Pope St. John Paul II said: “The secret of his apostolic zeal and holiness is found in the ascetical and spiritual journey which he traveled, in prayer, in persevering adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, in his thirst for the Word of God, in the peaceful acceptance of life’s difficulties.”