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Events – Blessed Carlo Acutis Centre

Blessed Carlo Acutis Centre
Basilica of Our Lady of the Martyrs | Basílica de Nossa Senhora dos Mártires
R. Serpa Pinto 10D, 1200-445 Lisboa, Portugal

Tuesday Aug 1, 2023 – Thursday Aug 3, 2023

The Blessed Carlo Acutis Centre is a place where pilgrims can come to venerate a first class relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis.
It will include an information exhibit about his life. The Centre will also feature times of Eucharistic Adoration, music, and personal prayer. Pilgrims will be able to encounter Jesus in the Eucharist, which was Blessed Carlo’s deep desire.

Pilgrims will be invited to offer a prayer intention through cards which can be left before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Come and visit CCO at the
Blessed Carlo Acutis Centre.

Tuesday Aug 1:

21:00-23:00 Arise Festival – Adoration and Prayer with Blessed Carlo 


Wednesday Aug 2:

13:00 Bl. Carlo Centre opens for Prayer, Veneration, Viewing Panel Displays, etc.

15:00 Hour of Mercy special program

18:00 Bl. Carlo Centre closes for Veneration


Thursday Aug 3:

13:00 Site Opens for Prayer, Veneration, Viewing Panel Displays, etc.

14:00 Veneration Concludes; Special Program from Church In Need Foundation begins

16:00 Bl. Carlo Centre closes in advance of the Official Papal Welcome Ceremony

20:00 Bl. Carlo Centre Re-Opens for Prayer, Veneration, Viewing Panel Displays, etc.

20:30 Finale Evening Event – The Summit with Bl. Carlo

  • Music, Youth Witnesses,
  • Eucharistic Adoration

23:00 Bl. Carlo Centre Closes  

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More about Blessed Carlo

Blessed Carlo Acutis was born on May 3, 1991. From a very early age, he showed a great aptitude for computers, a gift he used in his service to others and for the diffusion of contents for Christian formation, such as the exposition of the Eucharistic miracles. In September 2006, the first symptoms of an illness appeared and, upon diagnosis, fulminant leukaemia. With complete confidence, he gave to God the little time he had left. He died on October 12, 2006 and was beatified on October 10, 2020. His feast day is celebrated on October 12. A computer genius, Carlo made his computer an instrument at the service of God and the Internet a way to evangelize, spreading his love for the Holy Eucharist.

Lord our God,
who through the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis,
showed the unfathomable riches of the Eucharist
and made him an example for young people
and a witness of mercy for the poor,
grant us through his intercession to live always united to You
and to recognize You in the brothers and sisters we meet along the way,
rising quickly to meet each one of them.
Through Christ our Lord.

World Youth

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