Here is a Blessed whom you really ought to get to know: Pier Giorgio Frassati. His feast day is today (he died on July 4, 1925), though it is not observed in the calendar of the United States. Pray for his canonization as a saint!
You can learn more about him the FrassatiUSA web site. Incidentally, I met his niece a few months ago in Rome, when I participated in a rosary walk that went to some of the famous Marian images before which he prayed here.