Blessed Carlo Acutis
Blessed Carlo Acutis was born on May 3, 1991. From a very early age, he showed a great aptitude for computers, a gift he used in his service to others and for the diffusion of contents for Christian formation, such as the exposition of the Eucharistic miracles. In September 2006, the first symptoms of an illness appeared and, upon diagnosis, fulminant leukaemia. With complete confidence, he gave to God the little time he had left. He died on October 12, 2006 and was beatified on October 10, 2020. His feast day is celebrated on October 12.
Computer genius, Carlo made his computer an instrument at the service of God and the Internet a way to evangelize, spreading his love for the Holy Eucharist.
Lord our God,
who through the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis,
showed the unfathomable riches of the Eucharist
and made him an example for young people
and a witness of mercy for the poor,
grant us through his intercession to live always united to You
and to recognize You in the brothers and sisters we meet along the way,
rising quickly to meet each one of them.
Through Christ our Lord.
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