Dominican Young Adult Frassati Fellowships

February 20, 2017

The Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph are chaplains and/or assist 11 Young Adult ministries, including 8 Frassati Fellowships connected to our priories/parishes
Blessed Pier Georgio Frassati was son of the founder of La Stampa newspaper in Italy and a Third Order Dominican. This young man was enamored of the liturgy and spent many hours in Eucharistic Adoration. His parents wondered where he was! They were so alarmed and asked their local priest to help him. The priest reassured them he was fine. Many times he had been praying at an all night vigil! He was a serious mountaineer and loved the outdoors. He frequently signed his name: “Verso l’Alto” meaning “To the Heights!” He was a young man always oriented towards the things of heaven. He had a deep love for the poor even though he was from a wealthy family in Turin. While he spent himself helping the poor, he contracted polio and within five days, he died tragically at age 24. The poor came out in huge numbers to give him homage, carrying his casket. As a young man, if you are considering a vocation to be a friar preacher, we suggest you have the concrete experience of building up the Body of Christ around you. In our aspirancy guidelines we suggest you do that by getting involved with other strong Catholics around you. Frassati Fellowships around the country are a great way to put your faith into action. The Frassati Fellowship follows in the footsteps of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, seeking to bring the whole person to Christ through adoration, study, community, charitable activity, and love of the outdoors. Young adults are encouraged to join.
The Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph are chaplains and/or assist 11 Young adult ministries, including 8 Frassati Fellowships connected to our priories/parishes:
DC Frassati Fellowship & DC Frassati FB (meets at Dominican House of Studies in DC)
Baltimore Frassati Fellowship & Baltimore Frassati FB (meets at Ss. Philip & James in Baltimore, MD)
Charlottesville Frassati Fellowship & Charlottesville Frassati FB  (meets at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlottesville, VA)
Columbus Frassati Society & Columbus Frassati FB (meets at St. Patrick in Columbus, OH)
Cincinnati Frassati Fellowship & Cincinnati Frassati FB  (meets at St. Gertrude in Madeira, OH)
Frassati Fellowship of New HavenFrassati New Haven FB (meets at St. Mary’s in New Haven, CT)
NYC Frassati Fellowship & NYC Frassati FBworks closely with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (aka CFR’s), they meet at our parish, St. Vincent Ferrer in NYC; our friars frequently assist them.
We ALSO have three other Young Adult ministries associated with our parishes:
1. in the Archdiocese of Louisville: St. Louis Bertrand Young Adults website &  St. Louis Bertrand Young Adults FB
2. in the Diocese of Providence:  St. Pius V Young Adults website & St. Pius V Young Adult FB & St. Pius V Young Adult FB Group
3. in the Archdiocese of Washington DC (in our parish downtown, St. Dominic’s): St. Dominic Young Adults FB

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