Bl. Carlo Acutis: The Example Young People Need


Thomas Griffin (10/16/20)

Bl. Carlo Acutis: The Example Young People Need – Ascension Press (10/15/20)

Excerpt: “All people are born as originals, but most die as photocopies.” 

Blessed Carlo Acutis preached this message as a call for people of all ages to never settle for mediocrity. Born in Italy, May 1991, this first “millennial” to be beatified died at the age of fifteen, after a battle with leukemia. Blessed Carlo grew up as a normal child in an ordinary home, but his witness of intentional kindness, dynamic prayer, and proclamation of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist stands as a beacon of hope in a secular age, and a path for all young people to follow. 


Thomas Griffin teaches Apologetics in the religion department at a Catholic high school on Long Island and lives with his wife and son. He received a master’s degree in theology and is currently a master’s candidate in philosophy. He writes for several Catholic media outlets.


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