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Carlo Acutis, born May 3, 1991, fully embraced the gift of life. Known as a computer whiz, he also liked to play soccer, video games, and the saxophone. He enjoyed watching his favorite police dramas and making short films with his star cast of cats and dogs. He had many friends and enjoyed spending time with them.

Yet Carlo was a little “different” at school, in the pizzerias, and on the soccer field. What set Carlo apart was his constant pursuit of holiness. In addition to his fun hobbies, he spent time teaching catechism classes and serving in soup kitchens. Carlo loved to attend daily Mass and frequent Eucharistic adoration. The Word of God and the Eucharist were the center of his life. Carlo’s unwavering devotion to the Eucharist inspired him to tell the story of Eucharistic miracles through a website he created just for fun. He wanted to deepen his own knowledge of these phenomena, to strengthen his devotion to Jesus, and to invite others to grow in love for the Eucharist. The website subsequently caught the attention of people across the globe, introducing countless people to Eucharistic miracles.

Carlo died from a sudden and violent illness in 2006 at the age of fifteen. In less than a decade, his story spread across Italy and around the world. After Pope Francis declared him venerable in 2018, his beatification was celebrated in Assisi on October 10, 2020. The next step will be canonization, making him the first millennial saint.

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Meet Carlo Acutis

This is the story of a life utterly ordinary and unique – the life of Carlo Acutis – a life burning bright with the light of a God whose mystery nourished him in the Eucharist. It was precisely Carlo’s unwavering devotion to the Eucharist that inspired him to tell the story of Eucharistic miracles through a website he created just for fun.

Carlo Acutis was indeed an extraordinary young man, but, as his family – especially his mother Antonia – says, “in the end, it is not about Carlo, but Jesus. If Carlo can serve as an example of how to encounter Jesus, so be it.”

Eucharist, charity, study, and the rosary. Through these, the computer became Carlo’s powerful instrument for evangelization. They turned this fifteen-year-old into the patron of the web and protector of all internet users. He was just as crazy about the internet as his peers, but only insofar as it would become a “vehicle for evangelization and catechesis.”

Fifteen years don’t seem like much, but, as Carlo demonstrates, they were enough for him to develop a deeper faith life than most adults. Holiness was the refrain of Carlo’s life.


Publisher‏:‎Our Sunday Visitor (June 15, 2021)
Paperback‏:‎144 pages
Item Weight‏:‎6.4 ounces
Dimensions‏:‎5.43 x 0.47 x 8.35 inches
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