Carlo Acutis was born in London in 1991 to Italian parents. Carlo moved to Milan with his parents shortly after his birth. Carlo had a deep faith from an early age. He had pure devotion to the Eucharist, a love of praying the rosary and a routine of weekly confession. After celebrating his First Holy Communion, at the age of seven, he rarely missed an opportunity to receive the Eucharist at daily Mass. He said “By standing before the Eucharistic Christ, we become holy.”
He was very gifted with computers and put his talents to good use. He created a website which catalogued Eucharistic miracles recognised by the Church. He wanted more people to recognise how Jesus was truly present in the Eucharist, in fact he said “If we get in front of the sun, we get suntans… but when we get in front of Jesus in the Eucharist, we become saints.”
Carlo will be beatified on the 10th October 2020 at the basilica in Assisi. This is the final step before sainthood and was helped when a young Brazilian sought his intercession in healing from a serious pancreatic disease.