Blessed Carlo Acutis

First Millennial to be Beatified

"To always be close to Jesus, that’s my life plan."

Carlo Acutis died of leukemia in 2006 at age 15. In his short but full life, he promoted devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Eucharist, brought his family and his friends to Jesus, stood up for the bullied and the disabled, taught himself computer coding and animation, made funny videos and cartoons with his friends, and created a catalog of 136 Eucharistic miracles from across the world. 

Carlo's cause for canonization was opened in 2013. Early in 2020, Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to Carlo: the healing of a young Brazilian boy from a rare congential disease of the pancreas after he touched a photo of Carlo. On October 10, 2020, Carlo was proclaimed Blessed at Assisi, where he is buried.

He is a patron of youth, students, the Internet, and computer programmers. His attributes (i.e., the items he is shown with in art) are a laptop and a Rosary.

Blessed Carlo Acutis, pray for us!


Mass of Beatification of Carlo Acutis

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