Bl. Carlo Acutis Quotes

Quotes compiled by National Catholic Register and St. Patrick York, PA

“Not me, but God.” 

“The more Eucharist we receive, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on this earth we will have a foretaste of heaven.”

“The more Eucharist we receive, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on earth we will have a foretaste of heaven.” 

“Do not be afraid because with the Incarnation of Jesus, death becomes life, and there’s no need to escape: in eternal life, something extraordinary awaits us.”

“Continuously ask your guardian angel for help. Your guardian angel has to become your best friend.” 

“All people are born as originals but many die as photocopies” 

“To always be close to Jesus, that’s my life plan”

“Sadness is looking at ourselves, happiness is looking towards God.” 

“Jerusalem is right on our doorstep.”

“Our goal must be infinite, not the finite. The infinite is our homeland. Heaven has been waiting for us forever.”

“The Eucharist is the highway to heaven.”

“The Virgin Mary is the only woman in my life.”

“By standing before the Eucharistic Christ, we become holy.” 

“Our soul is like a hot air balloon. If by chance there is a mortal sin, the soul falls to the ground. Confession is like the fire underneath the balloon enabling the soul to rise again.”

“The only thing we have to ask God for, in prayer, is the desire to be holy.” 

“There are people who suffer much more than me.” 

“I am happy to die because I have lived my life without wasting a minute on those things which do not please God.” 

“Virtue is acquired primarily through an intense sacramental life, and the Eucharist is undoubtedly the culmination of charity. Through this sacrament the Lord makes us be complete persons, created in his image.”

“We are all likely to fall short because as soon as someone says something we don’t like, we instantly grow angry.”

“Those who enjoy a high income or have a string of noble titles after their names should not boast or think they are better than others. . . Noble titles and money mean so little. What really counts in life is the nobility of the soul or the manner in which we love God and neighbor. . . all men and women are created by God.”

“With these inter-religious meetings, the pope gives everyone the possibility of knowing and loving Jesus Christ, the one Savior of the world upon whom the salvation of all human beings depends.”

“Reciting the Rosary is the most important appointment of the day.”

“If a goodhearted, simple kid like Francesco [of Fatima] had to recite so many rosaries to get to heaven, what chance do I have?”

“Even the smallest defect keeps us stuck to this earth like a helium balloon grasped lightly between two fingers.”

“If people really recognized the risk involved in breaking God’s commandments, they would be very much warier of committing serious sins, and they would try harder to admonish their brothers and sisters who live in a way that betrays the baptism they have received.”

“If you criticize the Church, you are simply criticizing yourself.”

“I think that many people do not fully understand the value of Mass, because if they recognized the enormous blessing we have in a Lord who gives himself as our food and drink in the Sacred Host, they would go to Mass every day to participate in the fruits of the sacrifice and let go of so many superfluous things.”

“Who can intercede more for us than a God who offers himself to God? During the consecration, we must beg God the Father for grace through the merits of his only Son Jesus Christ, his Holy Wounds, his most precious Blood and through the tears and sorrows of the Virgin Mary who, as his mother, intercedes for us more than anyone else.”

“Jesus, make yourself at home! Live within me as if it were your own dwelling!”

“Jesus is very creative because he hides in a little piece of bread, and only God could do something so incredible!”

“When in the Lord’s Prayer we say, ‘give us this day our daily bread, and lead us not into temptation,’ Jesus meant, ‘give us today the daily Eucharist.””

“The Lord Jesus took on flesh by choosing a poor fifteen-year-old girl as his mother and a carpenter as his adoptive father. When he was born, a lot of people refused to let him in because they didn’t know where to put him, but someone finally found him in a barn [which] was certainly better than a lot of houses that refuse to let the Lord in today or betray him, because he is received unworthily. A poor fifteen-year-old girl and a poor carpenter became the parents of God who chose poverty rather than riches. I think this is absolutely incredible.”

“There are so many tabernacles where I can visit Jesus at any time, so I don’t feel the need to go to Jerusalem. We have Jerusalem right out our front door.”

“If Jesus stays with us wherever there is a consecrated Host, what need is there to go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem to visit places he lived two thousand years ago? If only people visited tabernacles with the same devotion!”

“God has written a unique and unrepeatable story for each of us, but he lets us write the ending.”

“We can find God in his Body, Soul, and Divinity present in all the tabernacles of the world! If we think about it, we are much more fortunate than those who met Jesus on this earth two thousand years ago, because we have God ‘really and substantially’ with us always.”

“God is always with us and will never abandon us. How can people grasp this truth? Throngs of people stand in interminable lines to buy tickets to rock concerts or soccer matches, but I don’t see crowds of people lined up outside church waiting to see Jesus in the Eucharist.”

“Perhaps people really haven’t yet understood! Jesus is present among us in his very Body just as he was during his mortal life among his friends. If we reflected on this seriously, we would never leave him alone in the tabernacles waiting for us with love, wanting to help us and to support us on our earthly journey.”

“Our frenetic pace of life has made us forget that each of us must climb Golgotha sooner or later. Our journey on this earth is marked from the beginning: We are all invited to take up our cross and climb Golgotha.”

“Our lives will truly be beautiful only if we discover how to love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves.”

“The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.”

“The Lord would not be pleased if I reacted violently.”

What good would it be for a human being to win a thousand battles if he is incapable of conquering his very self?

“We must make our Exodus from sin with complete conviction.”

“Find God and you will find the meaning of your life.”

“[I cannot understand] why many people are so concerned with the beauty of their bodies rather than spending time on the beauty of their souls.”

“Conversion is nothing other than turning one’s gaze away from the inferior to the superior. It takes nothing more than diverting our eyes to another direction.”

“Sadness is simply a look of self-pity directed at yourself, and happiness is to turn our gaze to God.”

“Life is a gift, because as long as we are on this planet, we can grow in our ability to love. The more we learn to love, the more we will enjoy eternal blessedness with God.”

“Every minute that passes in vain is a missed opportunity to become more holy.”

“The Lord is the only person that we don’t have to ask if he’s available. I can always confide something in him. I can also complain or question him in silent moments and tell him the things that I don’t understand. Then I find within me some words he sends me; some passage from the Gospel that cloaks me in security and confidence.”

“Holiness is not a process of adding anything, but of subtraction. It is a removal of myself to make space for God.”

“I love to talk with Jesus about everything I am experiencing and feeling.”

“Discover how many friends you have in heaven.”

“I will die young.”

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