to Being a Saint
By Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo, STD
Original Not Photocopies Carlo Acutis and Francis of Assisi
By Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino
“We make a choice in life: God or nothing. Blessed Carlo Acutis chose God – ‘Not I, but God’ – in five simple practices. The Mass, Adoration, Confession and spiritual guidance, befriending the Blessed Mother and the saints, and charity. These daily “appointments” led Carlo to a life of intimacy with Jesus and love for neighbour that makes him today the first millennial Blessed.
You and I can be saints by making our own Carlo’s ‘five steps,’ which Monsignor Figueiredo expounds through his simple presentation of Blessed Carlo’s captivating witness that shows it is achievable with desire and God’s grace.
I challenge you to read this booklet with the desire to be a saint. Share it with others, especially the young, in your homes, parishes, schools, universities, and along whatever path you tread. You will grow in love of God and neighbour, live life close to God, and meet Jesus, who awaits us, in this life and the next, as our most faithful friend.”
Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect, Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
“The face of this boy of our times, full of life and dreams, but, above all, full of Jesus, touches the heart … Carlo Acutis is an invitation. An invitation addressed to everyone, especially the young, not to waste life, but rather to make of it a masterpiece.”
(Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino, Assisi)