There is a new project called “Pier Giorgio Letter”, that is gathering signatures with the purpose of asking Pope Francis to Canonize Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati at the upcoming Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment in October 2018.
You can see the video here:
An excerpt of the letter reads:
Being a young Christian today is not easy. The world pulls us in many directions and we struggle to know which way the Lord wants us to take. We need a model. We need someone to show us that even those who don’t have everything “figured out” yet, can be saints.
This letter is from all of those young people across the globe who see Bl. Pier Giorgio as an exemplary model for us of Christian living and would like to ask Pope Francis to canonize him on the occasion of The Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, which will take place in October 2018.
It is written in the voice of the world’s young people, but it may be signed by anyone of any age who shares our desire to have Bl. Pier Giorgio canonized at the upcoming Synod for the Youth.
To avoid any confusion the description of the video shares a disclaimer that says the following: This is not an attempt to bypass the canonization process, but a legitimate way to work with the structures that are in place. This is not a petition demanding canonization, but a letter from the faithful to their Holy Father, demonstrating devotion and humbly requesting canonization.
You can participate in the following page: www.piergiorgioletter.org, by providing some information about yourself as well as your email address. At the end you can even share a testimony about Pier Giorgio in your life.
Is someone else thrilled by this news? Because I am!