Carlo Acutis was born on May 3, 1991, in London, England. When he was four months old, his family moved back to Milan, Italy. Even as a child, Carlo had a great love for the Holy Eucharist, the Blessed Mother, and the saints.
Carlo wanted to strengthen the faith of people around the world by promoting the miracles of Christ through the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist. Since he had extensive knowledge of computers, he created a website with all the approved Eucharistic miracles (http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/liste/list.html). Carlo started this project when he was 11, and he finished it the year before he died. Since this time, his website has become a traveling exhibition that has been to five continents.
Carlo died from leukemia in 2006 at age 15. He was beatified in 2020, making him the first “Millennial” to be named Blessed by the Church. As a young man who played video games, watched movies, and spent time with his friends, he is proof that holiness is attainable for everyone.