Our parish will host the “Miracles of the Eucharist Across the World” exhibit in conjunction with our Forty Hours Celebration in September. This beautiful exhibit, designed by Blessed Carlo Acutis, will be available for visitation in our church hall on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1:00 to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00p.m. The display features information about the many Eucharistic Miracles that have occurred throughout the world from the first century until modern times. Each poster includes a large quote and a paragraph or two that more fully explains each miracle at that particular global spot.
WHO IS BLESSED CARLO ACUTIS? Carlo was born on May 3, 1991, to Italian parents. As a teenager, Carlo was diagnosed with leukemia. He offered his sufferings for Pope Benedict XVI and for the Church, saying, “I offer all the suffering I will have to suffer for the Lord, for the Pope, and the Church.”
Carlo had a great love for God, for Mass, the Rosary and most of all, Holy Eucharist. He defended students at school who were being picked on. As a computer programmer, he built a website listing and promoting Eucharistic miracles.
Carlo Acutis died on Oct. 12, 2006, and was buried in Assisi, at his request, because of his love for St. Francis of Assisi. His cause for canonization began in 2013. He was designated “Venerable” in 2018 and was designated “Blessed” October 10, 2020.