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Carlo Acutis, who died at 15 and will soon be beatified, loved Eucharistic adoration and traveling to document Eucharistic miracles. (Courtesy of Antonia Acutis)

The technologically savvy teen who died in 2006 focused his life on growing closer to God — and drew others deeper in faith.

By Bree A. Dail,  National Catholic Register, 2/27/20

ROME — Antonia Acutis, the mother of Servant of God Carlo Acutis, said her son lived a life centered on God. In a phone interview Feb. 22 with the Register, one day after the Vatican announced that her “techie” son, who died in 2006 at the age of 15, would be beatified, Acutis shared joyfully that this news did not come as a surprise to the family.

Acutis shared with the Register details of Carlo’s personality and the graces she believed let him live his young life “filled with God.” Explaining his draw toward documenting Eucharistic miracles, his mother revealed that Carlo had received certain mystical experiences that drew him to the Holy Eucharist, even at a very young age.

Acutis said her son, although extraordinarily obedient and mature for his age, was a young man who struggled with defects, like anyone else.

Sharing with the Register a few of her last memories with her son, Acutis emphasized that, without her faith, which she believed was inspired and increased by the life of her son, she would not have been able to fully accept his death.  ….

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