Blessed Carlo Acutis Provides Inspiration for the Eucharistic Revival
Blessed Carlo Acutis is the patron saint of the first year of the National Eucharistic Revival and one of its intercessors. This initiative began in June 2022 and will run through its culmination in the National Eucharistic Congress in July of 2024. The U.S. Bishops were presented with a first-class relic of Blessed Carlo by Italian Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of the Diocese of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino this past spring. There are multiple opportunities around the country for the faithful to venerate the relic.
Blessed Carlo Acutis, the first person from the millennial generation to be beatified, was an Italian teenager who used technology to spread devotion to the Eucharist. He died at the age of 15 in 2006 from leukemia, and he offered his suffering for the Church and for the pope. His stated goal throughout his short life was: “To always be close to Jesus, that’s my life plan.”
Blessed Carlo called the Eucharist “my highway to heaven,” believing that “by standing before the Eucharistic Christ, we become holy.” With his family’s support, Carlo worked tirelessly for more than two years to create exhibitions dedicated to the Eucharist and its miracles experienced throughout the world. His efforts have had a hand in spreading devotion to the Eucharist, even after his death.
Visit Blessed Carlo Acutis’ website at miracolieucaristici.org to view his exhibit on Eucharistic Miracles.