An Italian archbishop will offer a Mass Monday at St. Anthony’s High School with a relic of Carlo Acutis, a young Catholic who was beatified in 2020.
Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino, bishop of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino and of Foligno, Italy, will bring the relic from Assisi, and the mass will be concelebrated by the Most Reverend John Barres, bishop of Rockville Centre.
Acutis died from leukemia at 15 in 2006. He was known for his devotion to his faith, particularly for documenting Eucharistic miracles around the world and cataloguing them on a website.
“It is a joy for me to carry this relic from Assisi where Blessed Carlo said he felt ‘happiest of all’ and where his remains lie today in the very place where Saint Francis, 800 years earlier, stripped himself of everything to follow Jesus. My prayer is that the presence of Blessed Carlo’s relic stir a desire within our American brothers and sisters, especially the young, not to waste life, but rather to make of it a masterpiece, as chosen by Blessed Carlo in our own times and Saint Francis before him.”
The mass is scheduled for 10 a.m.