Reading about good news has been so hard to come by. In the age of divisiveness, social mistreatment and neglect of the planet, human beings would seem to yearn for some good news nowadays.
Let me provide one to you then. Carlo Acutis, an Italian Roman Catholic teenager is scheduled for beatification today, October 10, 2020. This is after the Pope confirmed a miracle attributed to Carlo’s intercession – the healing of a young Brazilian boy who was afflicted with a rare congenital pancreatic disease.
This young dude who died of leukemia in 2006 at a young age of 15 did things that no ordinary teenager of his generation would do. He frequently prayed the holy rosary, attended mass and received the eucharist. He also made an online catalog of the miracles pertaining to the Holy Eucharist. As if like an old wise man, Carlo offered his pains, agonies and sufferings to the Lord and the Church. How cool is that!
Another cool thing about Carlo is that he seems to be the only Blessed in Nike shoes! Congratulations Blessed Carlo! You simply rock!