A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Saturday, February 11, 2006

A blessed young man of Torino

The Washington Post has an interesting article about Rebecca Dussault, an American cross-country skier competing in the Torino Olympics who has a very special devotion to Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

Blessed Pier Giorgio, a young man from a rich and powerful Torino family, was a third order Dominican, contracted polio while ministering to the poor, and died in 1925 at the age of 24.

He was beatified by the great Pope John Paul in 1990.

UPDATE: Catholic News Service has its own article about Rebecca Dussault, including a mention of her website www.dussaultskis.com as well as a separate article about Blessed Pier Giorgio.