Carlo Acutis, who was born on May 3, 1991, greatly appreciated the gift of life. He was a computer genius who who enjoyed soccer, video games, and playing the saxophone. He liked watching police dramas and making short films with his all-star ensemble of cats and dogs. He had a large number of friends and enjoyed spending time with them.
Carlo, on the other hand, was a touch "strange" at school, in the pizzerias, and on the soccer field. Carlo was distinguished by his unwavering pursuit of holiness. He spent time teaching catechism courses and volunteering in soup kitchens, in addition to his recreational interests. Carlo liked going to daily Mass and adoring the Eucharist. His life revolved around the Word of God and the Eucharist. Carlo's steadfast devotion to the Eucharist compelled him to share the story of Eucharistic miracles on a website he developed for fun. He wished to broaden his understanding of these phenomena, to increase his devotion to Jesus, and to encourage others to grow in love with the Eucharist. The website subsequently caught the attention of people across the globe, introducing countless people to Eucharistic miracles.
Carlo died in 2006, at the age of fifteen, after a sudden and terrible illness. His narrative travelled across Italy and around the world in less than a decade. After Pope Francis declared him venerable in 2018, his beatification was held on October 10, 2020, at Assisi. The next stage is canonization, which will make him the first millennial saint.