THE CRONOLOGY OF HIS LIFE
Born in Turin, 6th April, Holy Saturday.
His sister Luciana is born.
With his sister he attends a State school in Turin.
He receives the First Communion.
Having failed his exams he is sent to a private school run by the Jesuits.
His father is appointed Senator of the Kingdom.
He enrols in the "Apostleship of Prayer" and in the "Company of the Most Blessed Sacrament".
He is confirmed.
He receives his high school certificate.
He enrols in the Faculty of Industrial Mechanical Engineering at the Royal Polytechnic of Turin, with
specialisation in mineralogy.
He enrols in the Italian Catholic Students Federation and in the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
His father is appointed Italian ambassador to Berlin.
He enrols 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 enrols 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 Savonarola.
He founds with his friends the association "The Sinister Ones".
1925 - 4th of July -
Suddenly stricken with poliomyelitis he dies after five days of terrible suffering.
Pope John Paul II flies to Pollone to pray at his tomb.
1990 - 20th May -
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.