Rome Newsroom, Jun 11, 2020 / 02:01 am
Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teen whose beatification Pope Francis approved in February, is known for his gift for computer programming, but how he used those skills is what makes him an example of holiness, according to the postulator of his sainthood cause.
Carlo is known to have called the Eucharist his "highway to heaven."
"We know about Carlo that one of his great pillars was the Eucharist and the other was the Madonna, the Virgin," Nicola Gori, the postulator of Acutis' cause for sainthood, told EWTN News.
From his adolescence, Carlo prayed the rosary daily and in addition to other devotions, frequently spent time in Eucharistic adoration. He said when "we face the sun we become tan... but when we place ourselves in front of the Eucharistic Jesus we become saints."