Chronology of His Life
1901Born in Turin, 6th April, Holy Saturday.
His sister Luciana is born, 18th August.
With his sister, he attends a State school in Turin.
1910, June 20th
He makes his First Holy Confession in the Church of Corpus Domini.
1911, June 19th
He makes his First Holy Communion at the Chapel of the Sister Helpers of the Souls in Purgatory.
Having failed his exams, he is sent to a private school run by the Jesuit Fathers.
His father is appointed Senator of the Kingdom (of Italy).
He enrolls in the "Apostleship of Prayer" and in the "Company of the Most Blessed Sacrament."
1915, June 10th
He receives the Sacrament of Confirmation in his parish church, Our Lady of Grace, ("La Crocetta.")
He receives his high school certificate.
He enrolls in the Faculty of Industrial Mechanical Engineering at the Royal Polytechnic of Turin, declaring a specialization in mining engineering.
He enrolls in the Italian Catholic Students Federation and in the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
His father is appointed Italian ambassador to Berlin.
He enrolls in the "University Students' Nocturnal Adoration Group."
He attends the 1st "Pax Romana" Congress in Ravenna.
He is with his family in Berlin and later is the guest of the Rahner family in Freiburg.
He attends the Young Catholic Workers Congress in Rome and is arrested during a demonstration.
He enrolls in the Popular Party (the newly founded Catholic Party).
He joins the "Milites Mariae" Circle of the Young Catholic Workers.
He becomes a Dominican Tertiary, taking the name Girolamo after Fra Girolamo Savonarola.
He founds with his friends the association "Tipi Loschi" (often translated as "the Sinister Ones" or "the Shady Characters."
1925, July 4th
Suddenly stricken with poliomyelitis, he dies after five days of terrible suffering.
His mortal remains are exhumed and found to be perfectly in tact and incorrupt.
Pope John Paul II flies to Pollone to pray at his tomb.
1990, May 20th
Pier Giorgio Frassati, the "Man of the Eight Beatitudes" is beatified by Pope John Paul II in St.Peter's Square in Rome, in the presence of thousands of young people.