There are many candidates for the Cyberpunk Event of 2020. How about one Drive-thru strip club with gas masks to protect the dancers from a pandemic? Or maybe Covid-19 test sites sponsored by Pepsi. Or apResidents shift his obligations to social media as he is quarantined with an infectious disease. The list just gets longer. Case in point: I.It’s time for a cyber saint.
Carlos Acutis died of leukemia in 2006 at the age of 15. Since then, his notoriety has grown among Catholics, and on Saturday he did was beatified at a ceremony in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. The boy was known in the Church as a wizard when it came to navigating the modern world and the Internet. He helped Catholic organizations maintain their websites and worked on various personal development projects, the most important of which was an online project Catalog of miracles. Now he is on his way to becoming the first millennial saint.
B.Being tech-savvy is not enough to lead the church to bestow holiness on a person. The story of the life of a saint requires mythical qualities that address the great afterlife. His mother, Antonia Acutis, has told reporters that she was not very religious before Carlos was born and that it was her son who drew her closer to the Church. According to his mother, he was drawn to the churches where the family passed on the street when he was only three years old. He loved to pray the rosary and one of his unfulfilled wishes was to travel to all the places of the Eucharistic miracles in the world.
His obsession with the Catholic faith coincided with his love for technology in his early teens. and Acutis began his work of spreading the gospel through the tubes of the internet. Some of his good works include defending classmates from school bullying and building a support network for various friends whose parents divorced.
Calls for the after his death beatification Process started and Acutis has taken the first step towards “servant of God“In 2013. In 2018 he was proclaimed”Venerable,And after the weekend ceremony, He has received the title “Blessed”.
In order to become a saint, the church usually needs to recognize two miracles attributed to the candidate. The Pope earlier this year approved A miracle believed to have cured a boy in Brazil of his chronic condition that caused severe stomach pain after a parishioner acquired a relic from Carlos’ mother and asked parishioners to pray for Acutis to intervene. Further reports of miracles might meet the usual criteria for saints. but after NPRPope Francis was also able to intervene and waive the demand.
According to Catholic news agencyAcutis has become a hero to younger Catholics who may find other saints repulsive. “Carlo shows what a saint looks like who plays video games and goes online,” one of Acutis fans told CNA. “He asks me to check my conscience and say, ‘OK, I am called to be a Saint who also uses the Internet. Do I use it to make known God’s love? ‘”
After the beatification ceremony, Acutis’ exhumed body will rest in a glass tomb that pilgrims can visit and venerate until October. 17th. The body is According to reports showed the style of jeans and Nike sneakers that the boy preferred in life.