Frassati Reflection: Feast of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. Today we celebrate the feast of our patron, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. As we remember the life of this remarkable young man, let us reflect on four key components of his spirituality, the four pillars of our Frassati Fellowship of NYC. Adoration of Christ in the Eucharist The Eucharist was … More Frassati Reflection: Feast of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Frassati Reflection: Finding God in Times of Trial

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. Because he himself was tested through what he suffered,he is able to help those who are being tested.—Hebrews 2:18 All around the sick and all around the poor I see a special light which we do not have.—Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati During these times of trial, we may begin to … More Frassati Reflection: Finding God in Times of Trial

Frassati Reflection: Until the End of the Age

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. Yesterday, on the Solemnity of the Ascension, we celebrated Jesus’s rising into Heaven. Whenever I reflect upon this mystery, while I know it’s supposed to be an occasion of joy, it always seems to me rather bittersweet for the disciples who watched Jesus ascend. How could they possibly carry on … More Frassati Reflection: Until the End of the Age

Frassati Reflection: The Lord Is Close to the Brokenhearted

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves. Many are the troubles of the just man, but out of them all the LORD delivers him. —Psalm 34:19–20 The weight of these days can feel crushing indeed, the coronavirus pandemic like a cloud … More Frassati Reflection: The Lord Is Close to the Brokenhearted