Future mountaineer saint?...

Future mountaineer saint? Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati descending Mon Viso, 1923. Bl. Pier Giorgio is one step away from being declared a saint by the Catholic Church. That "one step" is a big one, and Pier Giorgio may or may not achieve official sainthood status.

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dmuja

dmuja - Apr 1, 2004 12:39 am - Hasn't voted

The Smoking Saint

Id want to know exactly what was in that pipe before giving him "sainthood" ;-)

desainme

desainme - Apr 1, 2004 8:08 am - Voted 10/10

Re: The Smoking Saint

"Concerning that hemp accordingly the Scythians, whenever they take hold of its seed, slip under the cloths and thereafter throw the seed on the glowing stones and it is burnt, when it is thrown on, and furnishes from itself so great a vapor that not even a single Greek vapour-bath could surpass it. Then the Scythians are pleased by the vapour-bath and howl; that for them is in place of a bath; for indeed they wash not for themselves with water entirely their body"



Herodotus' Histories Vol IV

Charles

Charles - Mar 7, 2006 9:57 pm - Hasn't voted

holy smoke!

holy smoke!

Gareth

Gareth - Mar 7, 2006 11:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: holy smoke!

Apparently, Blessed Pier Giorgio took up smoking after the example of his mom who smoked cigars. The funny thing is that I have seen versions of this same picture with the pipe removed—I guess that some think that holy people can’t smoke.

Charles

Charles - Mar 8, 2006 7:13 am - Hasn't voted

Thanks

or a certain PC attitude! Seriously Gareth, I´d like to do some reading up on the guy! Thanks for posting that

Charles

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