For Freedom, Christ Has Set Us Free!, July 1, 2022

You are invited to go deeper into the lives of the saints this month! We have five emails that share a reflection on, and a prayer to, some of the amazing saints we honor this month.
For Freedom, Christ Has Set Us Free!
What will you do with your freedom?
In the Church calendar of saints, July 4th celebrates Pier Giorgio Frassatti who died on July 4th, 1925.  A young Italian man, Frassatti developed a deep spiritual life, joining the St. Vincent de Paul Society at the age of 17 and dedicated much of his spare time to serving the sick and the needy, caring for orphans and helping servicemen returning from World War I.  
Pier Giorgio loved climbing mountains and giving what little money he had to the poor.  He eventually died of polio at the age of 24 and the homeless whom he served flooded the streets of his funeral.  Now a "Blessed" on the road to formal sainthood, Pier Giorgio Frassati shows us what a life lived generously looks like. 
To follow the example of Christ and live that witness generously is to use your freedom for its highest end.  "For freedom, Christ has set us free" (Galatians 5:1)
Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassatti, pray for us!
"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."
Pope St. John Paul II
Holy Spirit, 
Grant all of us Your freedom
so that by putting aside the love of self
and bringing all earthy resources
into the service of human life,
we can devote ourselves to that future
when humanity itself will become an offering
accepted by God.
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Sent by Joanie Maitilasso
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