Since he was beatified in 2020, Carlo Acutis has been the subject of widespread interest across the globe. The typical Italian teenager who lived a life of extraordinary virtue has captivated countless millions. And yet, even with the worldwide attention on this millennial saint, we’re left wondering and wanting more. What was Carlo really like? How did he interact with those closest to him in daily life? What was it like to live in the same home as him?
In My Son Carlo, Antonia Salzano Acutis shares for the first time the intimate, private moments of her son’s life, including his final days in vivid detail before he died from leukemia at the age of 15. In her own words, Antonia shares stories and memories as a mother who lost her son too early but was forever shaped by his remarkable life.
Carlo has quickly become a favorite patron in heaven, changing the lives of those who pray for his intercession. In this book, Antonia shares how Carlo desires to bring people to Jesus, like he did for her, helping her rekindle her faith: “This was his secret: that he had a constant, intimate relationship with Jesus. He wanted everyone he encountered to have this kind of relationship like he did. He did not consider it to be something just for him. He was convinced that this relationship was accessible to all.”