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PIER GIORGIO FRASSATI ON FRIENDSHIP AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Join us on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s College, UBC and hear from Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Fr. David Bellusci, O.P. 

Pier Giorgio’s concern for a “just” society stems from his childhood upbringing where both his mother and father instilled in Pier Giorgio the value of virtue. As an adolescent, the formal religious education he received with the Jesuits emphasised Eucharistic adoration, Marian devotion and charitable activities. His adolescent years of studies in a rich spiritual environment strengthened Pier Giorgio integrating social justice and Gospel principles. By the time Pier Giorgio attended the Turin Polytechnic, his social justice commitments sustained by his religious beliefs took on a political dimension. Italy experienced the rise of both Fascism and Communism, and Pier Giorgio’s activities combatted both ideologies relying on the Scriptures and Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum.

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