Carlo Acutis was beatified by Pope Francis on October 10, 2020. From Italian Traces, the short and intense life of the boy in love with the Eucharist (and passionate about the internet), which continues to change the lives of the many that follow his path. Carlo Acutis (3 May 1991 – 12 October 2006) was an English-born Italian Catholic youth and amateur computer programmer, who is best known for documenting Eucharistic miracles around the world and cataloguing them onto a website that he created before his death from leukemia. I also enjoyed your writing of Eucharistic miracles. The eighth graders, some nervous, some excited, contemplated the miracles of the Eucharist displayed. Today I learned of Carlo Acutis, Servant of God, a 15 year old teen known as a “computer geek” who cataloged all of the known Eucharistic Miracles before dying of leukemia. In Faith and Science by Deacon ScottDecember 3, 20165 Comments, OCTOBER 10, 2020: BLESSED CARLO ACUTIS! He was born on May 3 rd, 1991 in London of Italian parents. Who was Carlo Acutis? May 3, 1991 – October 12, 2006. Carlos Acutis’ death. O God, our Father, Thank you for giving us Carlo, model of life for young people, and a message of love for all. “It is a difficult thing to grasp … during our first Communion preparation I have no doubt that we will refer back to the exhibit to strengthen students’ understanding of just how real the true presence is.”. OCTOBER 10, 2020: BLESSED CARLO ACUTIS! He could not understand why sport stadiums were full of people and churches were empty. Today’s Catholic offers advertising opportunities both online and in print. His name is Carlo Acutis. Everyone was amazed by his ability to understand the computer secrets that are normally accessible only to those who have completed university.”, One of his most significant computer ventures was cataloguing all the Eucharistic miracles of the world. Nov 22, 2020 | Eucharistic Miracles ... (on 'The Eucharistic Miracles of the World' created by Blessed Carlo Acutis) read more. Meet local business professionals in the Fort Wayne - South Bend area. The exhibit has 160 panels and has been to over 10,000 parishes. We would like to commemorate Jesus who is really present in the Eucharist each time the host got consecrated and Carlo Acutis, the servant of God had dedicated time to search for these Eucharistic Miracles so that we may realise that we really receive the flesh and the blood of Jesus each time we receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist, it is called the transubstantiation. Here is a link to a new video inspired by the work of the now to be Blessed Carlos Acutis and detailing 3 Eucharistic miracles which have undergone the latest forensic investigation by top independent pathologists. “It makes sainthood and holiness accessible to them, right here, right now. The parish opened it to the public for a weekend too, and a prayer service took place Oct. 10 at the same time Blessed Carlo Acutis’ beatification occurred with Pope Francis in Assisi, Italy. “Blessed Carlo Acutis is a fantastic role model, especially for people my age,” noted John Miller. Whenever they would pass a church, he would ask them if he could go in and see Jesus. Carlo Acutis was just a year or two older than they are now when he died, and I think that is so beautiful,” their religion teacher, Audrey Lewis, shared. Contact us: Email: Mobile: +39 339 6340122. We have always been expected in Heaven.” His famous quote is: “All people are born as originals but many die as photocopies.” To move towards this destination and not “die as photocopies” Carlo said that our compass has to be the Word of God, that we have to face constantly. The new date of the exhibit’s visit was also ideal for the eighth grade students. “Of the few I learned about, they all had scientific evidence to prove what was found, such as pieces of the human body,” said Maura. “I was able to learn what they were, and how many have occurred in history that we know of. At age 11, he researched and organized a catalog of eucharistic miracles. Hello, I have read about Carlo and his website , but I cannot find his website of eucharistic miracles. This was shared by … 15-year-old Carlo Acutis, the young Italian who made an online catalog of all the Eucharistic miracles … “We all agreed that hosting the Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit would present a beautiful opportunity for our parish community to engage in a deeper way with the real presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament,” said Sean Driscoll, director of religious educations at St. Joseph. “I’m especially excited that our children — particularly those preparing to celebrate sacraments this year — had the opportunity to witness and experience the full beauty of the Eucharist in a very unique way. I think what stood out to me the most was the number of miracles that have happened. It comprises 160 panels and can be downloaded by clicking here and that have also made the rounds of more than 10,000 parishes in the world. Blessed Carlo Acutis Inspired An Exhibition Of Eucharistic Miracles From Around The World - (Catholic Herald) Official Website of the CARLO ACUTIS Association and the Cause of Beatification of Blessed Carlo Acutis "Jesus is my great friend and the Eucharist my highway to Heaven" - quote by Blessed Carlo Acutis. Carlo liked playing videogames on his PlayStation but chose to limit himself to only an hour a week as a penance and spiritual discipline. I haven’t heard of more than one or two people about my age who are on their way to sainthood. Maura Green found the exhibit enjoyable and interesting. He used to say, “What’s the use of winning 1,000 battles if you can’t beat your own passions?” He didn’t want to waste his time, desiring to do “only God’s program for my life.”. When Christine Baglow, youth minister at St. Joseph Parish, South Bend, heard the special Vatican Eucharistic Miracle Exhibit was going to be traveling again, she knew the perfect time for which to reschedule it for a visit to her parish. Reply. of The Eucharistic Miracles of the World or, if you would like to know more informations, please contact: Associazione Amici di Carlo Acutis. What a great gift the Lord has given us, Himself, in this most wonderful miracle! “It is also very exciting to be able to present this exhibit to our children alongside the witness of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a young man barely older than themselves, in whom they can see a very relatable model of holiness and devotion to Christ and our Blessed Mother.”. Acutis believed that if people knew that Jesus was truly present in the Eucharist, they would turn to God. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Like so many other spring events, the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the original date of the visit, planned for May. "EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES" Exhibition. King urged, meet forces of hate, ig…, Mass for Life and Prayer Gathering for life. Blessed Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager who used his computer programming skills to spread devotion to the Eucharist, was beatified in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 10, 2020. But Baglow learned that Oct. 10 was the beatification of then-Venerable Carlo Acutis, the creator of the exhibit and a 15-year-old Italian teenager who died on Oct. 12, 2006. I pray that you will find this video as informative and inspirational as I did. Pope Francis beatified him on Oct. 10, 2020. All rights reserved. You gave him Mary, as beloved Mother, and with the Rosary you made him sing the praises of her tenderness. Also, his death was recent, and what he did is still prominent, and has had a personal effect on me.”. The results are clear and really astonishing. It was cool to be able to see all of the amazing signs by God that happened here on earth.”, Maura reflected: “What stood out the most about Blessed Carlo Acutis was his age. Bl. By age 14, he had created a eucharistic miracle display that would tour the world, and an accompanying website. When asked about Blessed Carlo Acutis, second grader Peter Connolly mused, “I would like to be friends with him. Considered a genius of computer programming, Acutis strived to live a holy life from a young age. Acutis had befriended them on his walk to the best prep school in Milan. CNA Staff, Oct 10, 2020 / 10:15 am (CNA).- The beatification of Carlo Acutis took place Oct. 10 after a miracle attributed to his prayers and the grace of … I learned what eucharistic miracles are: They are things that happen that are holy and cannot be explained by science. Can you please post/send the link to this website? “Perhaps, the most challenging part of catechizing second graders before their first Communion is getting them to fully understand transubstantiation,” said Hannah Man speaker, second grade teacher. Phone: 0039.339.6340122. - Copyright © 2020 Deacon Scott Maentz. Submit a story, ask a question, or get in touch with our staff. At his funeral, hundreds of people came, many poor and homeless who his parents had never met before. For two days, the special exhibit was presented to students at Saint Joseph High School, then traveled down a hill to the St. Joseph Grade School gymnasium, where the whole school attended. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. ASSISI, Italy — The beatification of Carlo Acutis took place Oct. 10 after a miracle attributed to his prayers and the grace of God. An Italian teenage boy who programmed his home computer to catalog miracles and died at 15 years old is one step closer to becoming the first Catholic millennial saint. During the Lenten Season, St. Pius V Church will host the International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles designed by Blessed Carlo Acutis, beatified October 10, 2020. The link is in the post above: The exhibit has 160 panels and has been to over 10,000 parishes. Learn how your comment data is processed. Venerable Carlo Acutis and His Love for the Eucharist The website Carlo created when he was just 14 years old was the genesis of The Eucharistic Miracles of the World… Well-liked by teachers and classmates, he had a good sense of humor. The Catalogue of the Vatican International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World, of which Carlo Acutis first had the idea of producing the exhibition and helped to realize its fulfillment,can be obtained by contacting Eternal Life:www.lifeeternal.org800-842-2871. Before his death in 2006 at age 15, Carlo designed a presentation of over 130 Eucharistic miracles approved by the Church. Bl. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. They are eucharistic because they have something to do with the Eucharist. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The coolest part about him is that he collected all those eucharistic miracles. The Medical Council of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes has expressed a positive opinion on an alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of young Carlo … Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teen whose beatification Pope Francis approved in February, is known for his gift for computer programming, but how he used those skills is … If one more miracle is attributed to his young soul, Carlo could become the first millennial saint, and many have him pegged as becoming the patron saint of the internet. I learned that there are a lot of eucharistic miracles.”. This was shared by Philip Kosloski in his article on Aleteia: “According to the website for his canonization process, “Carlo was gifted at anything related to computers so that his friends, and the adults with computer engineering degrees, considered him a genius. STAY TUNED. He said the following, found on the biography page of his canonization cause website: “Our aim has to be the infinite and not the finite. From a very young age he showed a remarkable sense of dedication to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. He enjoyed soccer, Pokémon, action films and his many pets. This young man went to Mass and received Communion daily, spent hours before the Blessed Sacrament and promoted Eucharistic Miracles “‘To always be close to Jesus, that’s my life plan’. I was intrigued and wanted to learn more about this young man who put the Sacrament of the Eucharist at the center of his life. “It’s especially easy to relate to Blessed Carlo Acutis more than other saints because he enjoyed the same activities and hobbies that kids my age do, so it’s easier to apply how he lived his life to my own. Angelo Libutti: It started after I saw a video about doctors verifying Eucharistic miracles that Ray Grijalba posted on his YouTube page, The Joy … “We know about Carlo that one of his great pillars was the Eucharist and the other was the Madonna, the Virgin,” Nicola Gori, the postulator of Acutis’ cause for sainthood, told EWTN News. God bless you. 10.10.2020 Paola Ronconi He must have cared a lot about the Eucharist.”. Carlo Acutis inspired an exhibition of eucharistic miracles from around the world. Informally called “patron of the internet” for having published stories of Eucharistic miracles online, Blessed Carlo Acutis is now admired by … Learn about our history, our mission, and our team. hen Christine Baglow, youth minister at St. Joseph Parish, South Bend, heard the special Vatican Eucharistic Miracle Exhibit was going to be traveling again, she knew the perfect time for which to reschedule it for a visit to her parish. Ho Chi Minh City Archbishop Joseph Nguyen Nang urged young people to imitate Blessed Carlo by establishing close links with God and other people on social media. A Christmas Blessing: Feeding the Homeless. Carlo died of leukemia on Oct. 12, 2006. … It’s much harder doing that with someone who lived from hundreds of years ago. Jennifer MillerSecond grade students preparing to receive first holy Communion at St. Joseph Grade School, South Bend, read about the Vatican exhibit of eucharistic miracles created by Italian teenager Carlo Acutis, who was beatified in October. Goring explains the “phenomenal” Eucharistic miracle that occurred on Oct. 21, 2006 in Tixtla, Mexico. Enter your email address to receive new posts and homilies via email. Sorry, just saw the comment as it was pending approval. But extreme means are required to reach such a lofty destination: the sacraments and prayer. “My favorite part was learning that when people weren’t believing that the Eucharist was really Jesus’ blood and flesh, that the wine in the chalice turned to blood and started boiling and the bread turned into flesh,” Jake Vida recalled. Blessed Carlo Acutis, who died at 15 in 2006 and was beatified Oct. 10 in Assisi, Italy. I had a little extra time to look into and research the display on the Eucharistic Miracles. You made him fall in love with your Son, Jesus, making of the Eucharist his “highway to Heaven”. Carlo Acutis: the boy of miracles Today, in Assisi, Carlo Acutis was beatified. This would be an excellent video to share with youth in a CCD class on the Eucharist. Today I learned of Carlo Acutis, Servant of God, a 15 year old teen known as a “computer geek” who cataloged all of the known Eucharistic Miracles before dying of leukemia. “The timing could not have been any more perfect. Acutis believed that if people knew that Jesus was truly present in the Eucharist, they would turn to God. Meet Carlo Acutis: A Teenage Testament to the Faith We have a date! Carlo lived a holy life and was described by Pope Francis as a “young man in love with the Eucharist.” As he was dying of leukemia, he said, “I am happy to die, because I lived my life without wasting even a minute of it on anything unpleasing to God.”. We began our year talking about the universal call to holiness — that we are all called to be saints and that we all can be saints: It is profound to be able to look at the life and witness of Carlo as so deeply holy, and yet so attainable.”. Acutis used his first savings to buy a homeless man he saw on his way to Mass a sleeping bag. Fr. At the age of 11, Carlo began to investigate the Eucharistic miracles that have occurred in history. “After seeing everything that Carlo put together, I was befuddled as to why everyone wasn’t Christian,” John said. … I was amazed by these things because it showed that miracles could happen any day, and they’re not done happening.”, Classmate Lucy Noem reflected, “I think what I enjoyed most was being able to visit the whole exhibit in general — I really liked being able to view a large collection of recorded miracles in one place. Some of them were in the last decade, too. In Brazil, a boy named Mattheus was healed from a … (on 'The Eucharistic Miracles of the World' created by Blessed Carlo Acutis) read more. - Also found on this site is an wonderful cartoon video providing catechesis on the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, told by Carlo the cartoon figure, as well as several of the Eucharistic Miracles catalogued by Carlo. The Infinite is our homeland. They were about to receive the sacrament of confirmation from Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, after a year and a half of preparation. In Brazil, a boy named Mattheus was … Learn about the International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles created and designed by the Servant of God Carlo Acutis: He used all his computer knowledge and talents to create a website that traced that history. or Carol J. Seydel. Millennial Generation has a Blessed. The beatification of Carlo Acutis took place Oct. 10 after a miracle attributed to his prayers and the grace of God. Second grader Cristina Echeverry Polania described her favorite eucharistic miracle from the exhibit, the one from Alboraya-Almacera, Spain. Carlo is best known for his incredible computer programming skills and his website dedicated to Eucharistic miracles. The Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena. “The one I like best was the one about the hosts falling in the river. It brought to mind the young Blessed Carlo Acutis, who documented Eucharistic miracles and catalogued them onto a website. There is an unusual exhibition being held at St Joseph’s church in Thame, Oxfordshire, at the moment. Prayer to Blessed Carlo Acutis. By age 14, he had created a eucharistic miracle display that would tour the world, and an accompanying website. He started the project when he was 11 years old and wrote at the time, “The more Eucharist we receive, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on this earth we will have a foretaste of Heaven.” He then asked his parents to start taking him to all the places of the Eucharistic Miracles, and two and half years later the project was completed.”. Millennial Generation has a Blessed. When he was three years old, his parents moved back to their native Milan. Church encourages use of vaccines, masks for the c…, The Marriage Course Online — ‘We’re having g…, Gomez: As Rev. After his first Communion, he went to daily Mass, even though his parents at the time were not practicing Catholics. the foretaste of Heaven." In particular Carlo put the Sacrament of the Eucharist at the centre of his life and he called it “my highway to heaven”.