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Beatification Proposed for Italian Youth Who Started Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit

The cause for the beatification of the Italian youth responsible for the creation of an international exhibit on Eucharistic miracles is being introduced to the Archdiocese of Milan, Italy, according to Fr. Staley Smolenski writing for The Catholic Miscellany. At the age of 15, writes Fr. Smolenski, Milanese youth Carlo Acutis researched and compiled the "Vatican International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World" from the collection of 140 officially recognized Eucharistic miracles. The creation of the Miracles exhibit was aided by Carlo's mother, Antonia Salzano Acutis, who is a curator at the Pontifical Academy Coltorum Martyrum in Rome. The Miracles exhibit is now touring many locations throughout the world.  In the U.S., The Cardinal Newman Society has been entrusted with the task of bringing the exhibit to young people on university campuses. The exhibit has a special relevance for young people, considering that it was created by a young Catholic. Fr. Smolenski writes about Carlo Acutis' early death:
An aggressive type of leukemia claimed Carlo’s life in 2006. He is described by those who knew him as a pleasant, thoughtful boy, with a variety of interests. Although he had to work hard at school, experts unanimously claimed him to be a computer genius. His strong faith manifested itself in daily Mass and defending the moral teachings of the church when they were contested in school . . . The cause for the beatification of Carlo is being introduced in the Archdiocese of Milan, according to He is still spreading his faith and devotion universally as a youthful eucharistic evangelizer, especially helping those who are skeptical about the sacramental realities of our faith.
The Cardinal Newman Society is currently scheduling the Eucharistic Miracles exhibit for the Fall 2011 semester.  If you are interested in bringing the exhibit to your college campus, please use the contact information here.

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