Blessed Carlo Acutis was a young Catholic from Italy with a passionate devotion to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and an aptitude for computer programming.
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The cardinal highlighted that the young boy is known to have called the rosary “the shortest ladder to go up to heaven.”
The young Italian computer whiz, who died of leukemia at 15 offering his suffering for the pope and the Church, was beatified last October at a Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
Pope Francis has said that the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis provides a witness for young people that true happiness is found when one puts God first.
Bishop Mazur said in his homily that Acutis “had an extraordinary ability to convey the values he believed in and help people discover that God is close to us and that living with Him is something beautiful.”
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Blessed Carlo Acutis, a Catholic teen with an aptitude for computer programming, became the first millennial to be declared ‘Blessed’ on Oct. 10.
The teen who had an aptitude for computer programming is now one step away from canonization.