Carlo Acutis Beatified

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  1. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    Some good news for a change.

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  2. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    Computer programming teen Carlo Acutis to be beatified

    By Courtney Mares

    Vatican City, Feb 22, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced Saturday the approval of a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer, who died in 2006.

    The miracle involved the healing of a Brazilian child suffering from a rare congenital anatomic anomaly of the pancreas in 2013. The Medical Council of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes gave a positive opinion of the miracle last November.

    With Pope Francis’ approval of the miracle promulgated by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints Feb. 21, Acutis can now be beatified.

    The beatification is expected to take place in Assisi. Acutis is currently buried in Assisi’s Church of St. Mary Major.

    Acutis, who died of leukemia at the age of 15, offered his suffering for the pope and for the Church. He was born in London on May 3, 1991 to Italian parents who soon returned to Milan. He was a pious child, attending daily Mass, frequently praying the rosary, and making weekly confessions.

    In May 2019, Acutis’ mother, Antonia Salzano, told CNA Newsroom: “Jesus was the center of his day.” She said that priests and nuns would tell her that they could tell that the Lord had a special plan for her son.

    “Carlo really had Jesus in his heart, really the pureness … When you are really pure of heart, you really touch people’s hearts,” she said.

    Exceptionally gifted in working with computers, Acutis developed a website which catalogued Eucharistic miracles. This website was the genesis of The Eucharistic Miracles of the World, an international exhibition which highlights such occurrences.

    Pope Francis also authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree regarding the approval of two other miracles.

    One miracle attributed to 18th century Indian martyr Blessed Lazarus, also called Devasahayam, who converted from Hinduism to the Catholic faith and was severely persecuted.

    The other approved miracle was through the intercession of Blessed Maria Francesca of Jesus, the missionary foundress of the Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of Loano, who died in Uruguay in 1904.

    Both Blessed Lazarus and Blessed Maria Francesca of Jesus can now be canonized as saints. Their canonization dates have yet to be announced.

    The Vatican decree also recognized the martyrdom of a Jesuit priest, Fr. Rutilio Grande García, and two lay companions, who were killed in El Salvador. Grande, a close friend of St. Oscar Romero, was shot by a right-wing death squad while traveling in a car on March 12, 1977.

    The heroic virtues of Servants of God Mario Hiriart Pulido, a Chilean engineer and lay member of the Secular Institute for the Schoenstatt Brothers of Mary who died in Wisconsin in 1964, was also approved by the pope, along with the heroic virtues of three Italian priests: Fr. Emilio Venturini, Fr. Pirro Scavizzi, and Fr. Emilio Recchia.
  3. padraig

    padraig New Member

    God is wonderful in His saints.

    The young ones are mind blowing.

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  4. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    Well bro at least we know who to pray to when we're having any technical issues (y)
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  5. AED

    AED Powers

  6. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

  7. padraig

    padraig New Member

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  9. Donna259

    Donna259 Archangels

    What a beautiful young saint for the children of the world needed.
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  10. josephite

    josephite Powers

    I will be praying to Carlo Acutis for my children, his beatification is on October 10 the day of the international rosary crusade.
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  11. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    I will pray to him for my children as well....what a beautiful soul....
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  12. padraig

    padraig New Member

    I was touched by his mother saying that she regarded him as her spiritual father as he brought her back to the Faith.

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  13. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    Gods mysterious couldn’t be anything but!
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  14. Donna259

    Donna259 Archangels

    thank you Josephite, that was just beautiful
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  15. SteveD

    SteveD Archangels

    I got a phone call on Sunday from a friend who told me that something amazing had happened. Now this guy is severely disabled and is very innocent and pious man and I would totally rely on his word. He has been known as Neil throughout his life although his baptismal name is Cornelius. Neil lives alone and spends most of his time on his computer watching Masses, religious programs and praying, especially the Rosary, on-line with others. So, on Sunday morning he was looking forward to 'attending' an on-line Mass and then praying with others on-line but he dropped his computer. When he switched on he was faced with a black screen. He switched on and off repeatedly to no effect. He knew that he wouldn't be able to get anything done until Monday and that, if no-one was available to take his computer for repair, it would cost a fortune to get a home visit from someone who could fix it.

    Then he thought of Carlo and his expertise with computers and said a prayer to him. To his astonishment a message appeared on the screen of his 'dead' PC which was switched off. The message was 'Cornelius Switch On'. He did and everything worked fine.
  16. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Awesome miracle!

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