Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino, Bishop of Assisi–Nocera Umbra–Gualdo Tadino and of Foligno in Italy will be welcomed to the Diocese of Brooklyn for two special spiritual events next week as part of his visit to the United States with a First-class relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis. Acutis is the first millennial to be considered for Sainthood in the Catholic Church.
The First-class relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis is a fragment of the pericardium, the membrane that surrounded and protected his heart.
The prayer and veneration events scheduled include:
Monday, April 4 – 7:00 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration and Holy Hour of Prayer
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
2325 Newtown Avenue, located in the Astoria section of Queens
Wednesday – April 6 – 12:00 p.m.
Diocese of Brooklyn High School Rally with Archbishop Sorrentino
Holy Family Roman Catholic Church
175-20 74th Avenue in the Fresh Meadows section of Queens
Last July, another First-class relic, strands of the hair of the Blessed Carlo Acutis, was received in the Diocese of Brooklyn at the request of then-Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. Since then, the Diocese has brought that relic to schools and parishes for veneration, in an effort to inspire the youth to deepen their faith.
Members of the media are invited to attend and are asked to respond to this email to confirm their attendance.
A photo of the relic is attached.
ABOUT CARLO ACUTIS
Carlo Acutis passed away at the age of 15 in 2006 after his battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Acutis, who attended Mass daily from the age of seven, designed a website listing “The Miracles of the Eucharist,” documenting every miracle throughout the world, associated with the bread and wine consecrated at Mass and transformed into the body and blood of Christ. The website can be found at http://www.
Since his death, Pope Francis has attributed a miracle to Carlo Acutis, which healed a boy with a malformed pancreas after the child came in contact with one of his shirts. Carlo could become a saint if a second verified miracle is attributed to him and is recognized by the Pope.