Having this son who insistently asked me questions about the faith forced me to reflect ...
Carlo Acutis, an teen who died of leukemia in 2006 at 15, was declared Venerable by Pope Francis in 2019, and his testimony of life is drawing many people to the faith. It started with his own mother, Antonia Salzano, who today considers him a “little savior” who taught her to love the Eucharist.
She’s now dedicated to telling the story of her young computer genius who went to Mass every day and who had a full, normal life, lived in an extraordinary way. He spent his time studying, being with his family, and volunteering to help other children and the elderly, all the while bearing witness to a pure and concrete faith.
“Carlo was a very devout soul, even when he was very young. He loved to go to church, to pray, and to learn more about his faith. I was far from the church; I grew up in a secular family, as millions of people do, I suppose. So, having this son who insistently asked me questions about the faith forced me to reflect. That was the reason why I drew closer to the Church” and to the sacraments, she explains.