St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Newtown Road, Malvern, will be exhibiting the Eucharistic miracles researched by Blessed Carlo Acutis over the weekend of 25 to 27 June. All are welcome to attend.

Carlo Acutis (1991-2006) was born in London and he grew up in Milan, a millennial teenager; going to school, meeting his friends and enjoying a passion for computers. Whilst in primary school he taught himself to code. As a devout Catholic, Carlo took communion every day and when the internet was still in its infancy Carlo (aged 11) discovered the Eucharistic miracle of Lanciano. This discovery inspired him to research 120 miracles and to build a website to document them. In the 21st century the most outstanding miracles have been subjected to lab testing that was not possible previously.

The Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition, which is coming to Malvern, offers a summary of this scientific evidence. It has travelled all over the world and features photographs and historical descriptions. The exhibition presents the miracles that have taken place in many different countries.

In 2006, just after finishing this work and only 15-years-old, Carlo was diagnosed with leukaemia and died a week later. Since his death, Carlo has become known as ‘the patron saint of the internet’ for his aptitude with computers and his early and enthusiastic use of the internet, which he used to express his Catholic faith.

Since Carlo’s death several more miracles have taken place, which have been rigorously scientifically researched. They are included in this exhibition.

A seven-year-old Brazilian boy was healed from a rare pancreatic disorder after coming into contact with a piece of one of Carlo’s T-shirts. Last October (2020) Carlo was beatified (made Blessed) by the Church after this healing miracle was attributed to him. This is the first step to becoming a saint and Carlo is the first millennial to be recognised in this way.

Cardinal Agostino Vallini said at Carlo’s beatification that Carlo’s “love for the Eucharist was the foundation that kept alive his relationship with God. He often said, ‘The Eucharist is my highway to Heaven.’ He was an ordinary boy, simple, spontaneous, likeable.’’

Blessed Carlo’s mother gave birth to twins four years after his death, in 2010. She and her husband later hired Anna Johnstone, to be their governess for a period of three years. Anna was invited to attend the beatification ceremony, and she will be in Malvern with The Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition and will be speaking after all Masses at St Joseph’s, where she will be on hand throughout the weekend.

On it says: The evangelical testimony of Carlo doesn't just provide inspiration for today's adolescents, it also encourages priests and teachers to ask themselves about the validity of the teaching they provide for the teenagers in our parishes, and how to make this teaching effective and profound.

Everyone is invited to view the free exhibition which will be on display at St Joseph’s Catholic Church from 25 – 27 June 2021. For further details, including the programme of events, visit the parish website