We want to share with you the story of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a young boy from Italy who was recently beatified, which is one of the steps to becoming a recognized saint. Carlo is believed to be a powerful intercessor for the youth and a great example to hold up for them. We hope this brief story will inspire you to learn more about him and encourage your children to do the same.
Blessed Carlo Acutis' story is very inspiring and a great example of following God and living a life of holiness in today’s world. Carlo was born in 1991, and according to all accounts was a typical young boy. He loved video games, soccer, and ice cream. He grew to love the Mass and the Eucharist and would attend daily Mass. He had such a deep love for the Eucharist that he researched and created his own website documenting the different Eucharistic miracles that have taken place in the world.
Carlo was also known for his kindness and charity. One story tells how Carlo spent his savings to buy a sleeping bag for a homeless man he encountered on his way to church. What a wonderful example of one of CSM's core values that we instill in our campers: Love like Christ!
Carlo was a regular kid who desired to grow in holiness and serve God and others. This is God’s call for each of us–to grow in holiness by loving God and others.
Carlo died of leukemia at the young age of 15. He offered all of his sufferings to God for the Church and the Pope. Blessed Carlo is a great example of what it means to follow God faithfully each day.
Blessed Carlo, pray for all youth and in a special way for those who come through the gates of CSM!
Below is a link to a more in-depth look into Carlo Acutis’ life and story. We encourage you to share Blessed Carlo's story with your children and grandchildren.
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