In Italian, “Verso” means to/towards (not as a verb, but a preposition concerning orientation.) “L’Alto” means the heights (noun, a destination.)
“To the heights!” scribbled Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati onto an old photograph nearly 100 years ago. It was not a call to action, but rather a call to authentically orient our lives towards God.
Which way are we facing? Are we ordering our lives according to meaning? What are we tending towards? Frassati’s phrase reminds us that as Christians, our summit comes when we reach God after we’ve spent our whole lives climbing towards Him. He is the apex of our lives and so we must always orient ourselves “Verso L’Alto!”
In this design, the “Verso L’Alto” is actually written in Blessed Pier Giorgio’s handwriting. This hat is a beautiful way to share your faith with the world, and it makes a great conversation starter!