The title of "Man of the Eight Beatitudes" was given to him by St. Pope John Paul II
Supported 125 families (food, money, clothing, medicines) at the time of his death
Over 10,000 people attended his funeral
Third Order Dominican
His incorrupt body lies in Cathedral of St John the Baptist; this is the same cathedral that houses the "Shroud of Turin," which many scholars and theologians claim is the burial cloth of Jesus
One of 10 patrons of World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia; his incorrupt body was present for the event
Pier Giorgio used an alias of "Brother Jerome" because the Frassati Family is so well known in Italy
Feast Day: July 4
The Eight Beatitudes (Sermon on the Mount)
Blessed are the poor in spirit,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:3-12