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Monday, September 14, 2015

We have always been programmed for Heaven



* September 14 - Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Our Lady of the Three Ears of Grain (Alsace, France, 1491)   * "We have always been programmed for Heaven" ----- A Moment with Mary --

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September 14 - Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Our Lady of the Three Ears of Grain (Alsace, France, 1491)  

"We have always been programmed for Heaven"


Our Lady of the Three Ears of Grain

Carlo Acutis (1991-2006), a former student of the Jesuit college in Milan (Italy), died of leukemia, offering his suffering "for the Church and Pope Benedict XVI."

Since the day of his first communion at the age of 7, Carlo never missed daily Mass and he often spent time in front of the tabernacle to adore the living presence of Christ in the Eucharist. At 11, he wrote: “The more we receive the Eucharist, the more we become like Jesus and the more we already have a foretaste of heaven on earth.”

His great confidante was the Virgin Mary and, for her, he prayed the Rosary every day. He said: “Our goal is to be part of the Infinite, not the finite. The Infinite is our true homeland. We have always been programmed for Heaven." He added: "We are all born with our originality, but many of us die like photocopies." In order not to "die like a photocopy," Carlo used the Word of God as his compass.

Highly gifted, especially with computers, he devoted his free time to volunteer work for people in need. The steps for Carlo’s beatification were approved on February 15, 2013, by the Diocese of Milan.

Source: ZENIT.org, Rome, July 21, 2015 


Carlo Acutis