“To always be close to Jesus, that’s my life plan”.With these few words Carlo Acutis, the boy who died of leukaemia, outlines the distinguishing feature of his brief existence: to live with Jesus, for Jesus, and in Jesus. (…)“I'm happy to die because I've lived my life without wasting even a minute of it doing things that wouldn't have pleased God”. Carlo also asks the same thing of us - to emulate the Gospel with our life, so that we can be a beacon lighting the way for others.
Blessed Carlo Acutis was a regular young boy who loved soccer, playing video games, and going to the movies with his friends. While living a relatively normal life, there was something truly remarkable about him. He possessed a deep love and devotion to Christ in the Eucharist. As the internet was gaining popularity in the early 2000s, he helped form websites for parishes, the Vatican, and made a website with information on Eucharistic miracles. He begged his parents to take vacations to 17 different countries and journaled and took copious notes on everything he witnessed. Over a span of two-and-a-half years, he documented 187 Eucharistic miracles. In the midst of his travels, he and his family prayed before hosts that have turned into blood. It is important to note that while he did not come from an overly religious family, he was instrumental in their conversion.
From May 4th through August 9th, 2023, fifty-three panels from the International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World will be on display here at The Good News Center. The exhibition was designed and created by Blessed Carlo Acutis, who was beatified in 2020. Carlo’s exhibition presents a selection of the main Eucharistic Miracles recognized by the Catholic Church occurring over the centuries in various countries around the world. By viewing this collection you can experience the places and history of these documented miracles and learn the fascinating stories of these relics from all over the world.
The exhibit is FREE and open to the public Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM and Friday 8:30 AM-12 PM.
Thank you to Holy Cross Church in DeWitt, NY for allowing us to share these.
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