First gamer saint to be canonized by the Catholic Church
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First gamer saint to be canonized by the Catholic Church

Jul 01, 2024 9:09 PM

The Catholic Church is set to canonize Carlo Acutis, making him the first millennial saint and the first known gamer saint. Born in 1991, Acutis passed away from leukemia in 2006 at the age of 15. Despite his age, he was committed to his faith, frequently volunteering and performing acts of kindness. Acutis enjoyed video games like Halo, Mario, and Pokemon, and was even tech-savvy enough to create a website that documented Catholic miracles. The Vatican has recognized two miracles attributed to Acutis, paving the way for his canonization, which is expected to occur in 2025. Acutis' unique background and relevance to younger generations provide the Catholic Church with a connection to digital natives.

Who is Carlo Acutis?

Carlo Acutis was an Italian teenager born in 1991, known for his deep Catholic faith and his interest in video games. He is set to become the first millennial and gamer saint of the Catholic Church, following two recognized miracles attributed to him.

Carlo Acutis was often called "God's influencer" due to his adept use of technology to promote his faith. He gained recognition for his acts of kindness and was known to restrict his gaming time to prevent addiction. His canonization process began in 2012, and he was beatified in 2020. His miraculous deeds—healing a Brazilian boy and a Costa Rican girl—have been pivotal for his upcoming sainthood.

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Rolling R!ck Rolling R!ck commented on: 2024-07-01 21:48:02
It's super cool to see a gamer like Carlo Acutis being recognized as a saint; it really shows how gaming can intersect with all aspects of life, including deep spirituality. His story is a great reminder that passion for video games and a strong moral compass can totally go hand in hand.
Stimpy Stimpy commented on: 2024-07-01 21:42:03
Carlo Acutis becoming the first gamer saint is a surreal yet inspiring story that brilliantly bridges the gap between tradition and the digital age. It's awesome to see someone who loved Halo and Pokemon leave such a positive and lasting legacy.
Sephiroth Sephiroth commented on: 2024-07-01 21:36:03
Carlo Acutis' journey from tech-savvy teen to canonized saint is a fascinating blend of faith and modernity, highlighting how digital natives can inspire in unique ways. It's awesome to see the gaming world represented in such a profound and positive light.
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