Meet the Tipi Loschi (Core Team)
From the beginning, the Frassati Society Core Team has been called the "Tipi Loschi" (tee-pee lo-ski) or "Shady Characters". This was Pier Giorgio's light-hearted nickname for his own friends as they had a particular affinity for playing practical jokes on one another. You are always welcome to contact us with questions, comments, ideas, prayer requests, etc... we are at your service!
I was searching for young adult Catholic groups when I moved to the Twin Cities as a way to meet people. After attending my first Frassati Night, which included Adoration, socializing at a local brewery with some amazing young adult Catholics, and learning about Pier Giorgio Frassati for the first time, (and not knowing exactly what to expect before attending), I knew that God was listening to my prayers.
I enjoy volunteering, going on outdoor adventures, traveling, attending cultural events, and spending time with family and friends. It is important to appreciate the simple things in life while in nature, like smelling lilacs in the spring, listening to the sound of whitewater on the river, appreciating the fall colors, or watching snow fall in the winter. As the outdoor chair, I hope to share many of these wonderful creations with others, spread the stories of Pier Giorgio Frassati, and one day climb the mountains in Italy that he once explored.
I first heard about Frassati Society at a Rediscover Catholicism Young Adult event. What I really like about Frassati Society is that we are not parish-based and we are open to adults 18-45 years old.
I don't know how I first heard about Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, but I ended up buying a book, some prayer cards, and a medal. I was wearing that medal at a 5K when I saw an information table for the Frassati Society, so I just had to go sign up for the e-mail list! The first event I attended was a service night at Higher Ground. I enjoy being around other young adults who want to grow in faith and do the things Pier Giorgio liked to do. Verso l'alto!
After co-founding the Frassati Society of MN and (over the course of 13 years) carrying the roles of Outdoor Chair, Cultural Chair, and President, I stepped into a mentoring role as of 2017. I am proud to see the spirit of Frassati still thriving, with good conversation and humor as well as all activities being placed under the protection of our patron's prayers.
I now spend most of my time spreading the theology of the body through my nonprofit, Into the Deep (www.idretreats.org).