THE CRONOLOGY OF HIS LIFE

1901
Born in Turin, 6th April, Holy Saturday.

1902
His sister Luciana is born.

1910
With his sister he attends a State school in Turin.

1911
He receives the First Communion.

1913
Having failed his exams he is sent to a private school run by the Jesuits.
His father is appointed Senator of the Kingdom.


1914
He enrols in the "Apostleship of Prayer" and in the "Company of the Most Blessed Sacrament".

1915
He is confirmed.

1918
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.


1919
He enrols in the Italian Catholic Students Federation and in the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

1920
His father is appointed Italian ambassador to Berlin.
He enrols in the "University Students' Nocturnal Adoration Group.


1921
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).


1922
He joins the "Milites Mariae" Circle of the Young Catholic Workers.
He becomes a Dominican Tertiary, taking the name Girolamo after Savonarola.


1924
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.

1989
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.