Carlo Acutis moves closer to sainthood

May 25, 2024

Last year, hundreds of people packed into Farm Street Church to listen to Antonia Salzano speak about her son, Blessed Carlo Acutis.

She said that he ‘was a normal person, but he opened the door of his heart to God, and his ordinary life became extraordinary.’

Carlo died of Leukaemia in 2006 at the age of 15 and last week Pope Francis attributed a second miracle to him, clearing the way for his canonisation.

Speaking about her son before the hundreds gathered, Antonia said ‘Carlo always wanted to improve … he used to pray a little piece of prayer and read the Bible each day. If you read the Bible each day, you will learn to reason like Jesus.’

More about Antonia's visit to Farm Street Church can be found here.

Reflecting on this special moment, Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, priest at Farm Street, said: 'The atmosphere was really electric. You really got a sense of people being brought to faith and spirituality, with a commitment to something really tangible through the life of this young man.'

'He stood for something which was completely against the culture and yet, was very much part of the culture.'

You can read Fr Dominic's comments in full here.

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