Faith Features: New book on Blessed Carlo, film on Eucharistic miracles

November 3, 2023 at 7:00 a.m.
Blessed Carlo’s relic is displayed in the foreground as Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., joined by priests of the Diocese, celebrates the Oct. 1 shrine dedication Mass in St. Dominic Church, Brick. Mike Ehrmann photo
Blessed Carlo’s relic is displayed in the foreground as Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., joined by priests of the Diocese, celebrates the Oct. 1 shrine dedication Mass in St. Dominic Church, Brick. Mike Ehrmann photo (Michael Ehrmann)

By EMMALEE ITALIA
Contributing Editor

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Blessed Carlo Acutis’ mother published a book on her son, and it will be followed by a feature-length film on the Eucharistic miracles the teen loved to promote during his short life.

“My Son Carlo: Carlo Acutis Through the Eyes of His Mother,” by Antonia Salzano Acutis, delves into the life of the teen who desired to bring people to Jesus, as he did for his mother.

“This was his secret: that he had a constant, intimate relationship with Jesus,” she says in the book. “He did not consider it to be something just for him. He was convinced that this relationship was accessible to all.”

Antonia Salzano Acutis signs copies of her book after the Oct. 1 Mass in St. Dominic Church, Brick. Mike Ehrmann photo

 In “My Son Carlo,” Antonia 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 of leukemia at the age of 15. In her own words, the author shares how she was forever shaped by his remarkable life.

Meanwhile, a prominent Italian filmmaker hopes to make his in-production film, “The New Manna,” available free of charge to parishes so that the message of the Eucharist may be further spread, in the spirit of Blessed Carlo’s life mission.

After an Oct. 1 Mass at St. Dominic’s Parish, Brick, to welcome Antonia Acutis as the new Shrine of Blessed Carlo Acutis was dedicated, attendees received a first look at the trailer for “The New Manna,” which showcases Eucharistic miracles against a backdrop of biblical scenes.

FILM TRAILER: www.eucharisticmiraclesmovie.com

Angelo Libutti, the film’s director and co-writer, introduced his project to those in attendance as “something beautiful, as good as all the movies I did for Avengers, for Marvel, for Disney.” The 51-year-old is also a 3D animator and has worked in special effects departments for several Hollywood studios.

“I’ve been working in Hollywood since I was 16. I know that as soon as this movie comes out, it’s going to be the end of my career in Hollywood,” Libutti said. “And I do it because I don’t care – somebody has to do it.”


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For a news video on the St. Dominic Mass and the latest Eucharistic Moment with Bishop O’Connell, visit https://YouTube.com/trentondiocese


Blessed Carlo Acutis’ mother published a book on her son, and it will be followed by a feature-length film on the Eucharistic miracles the teen loved to promote during his short life.

“My Son Carlo: Carlo Acutis Through the Eyes of His Mother,” by Antonia Salzano Acutis, delves into the life of the teen who desired to bring people to Jesus, as he did for his mother.

“This was his secret: that he had a constant, intimate relationship with Jesus,” she says in the book. “He did not consider it to be something just for him. He was convinced that this relationship was accessible to all.”

Antonia Salzano Acutis signs copies of her book after the Oct. 1 Mass in St. Dominic Church, Brick. Mike Ehrmann photo

 In “My Son Carlo,” Antonia 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 of leukemia at the age of 15. In her own words, the author shares how she was forever shaped by his remarkable life.

Meanwhile, a prominent Italian filmmaker hopes to make his in-production film, “The New Manna,” available free of charge to parishes so that the message of the Eucharist may be further spread, in the spirit of Blessed Carlo’s life mission.

After an Oct. 1 Mass at St. Dominic’s Parish, Brick, to welcome Antonia Acutis as the new Shrine of Blessed Carlo Acutis was dedicated, attendees received a first look at the trailer for “The New Manna,” which showcases Eucharistic miracles against a backdrop of biblical scenes.

FILM TRAILER: www.eucharisticmiraclesmovie.com

Angelo Libutti, the film’s director and co-writer, introduced his project to those in attendance as “something beautiful, as good as all the movies I did for Avengers, for Marvel, for Disney.” The 51-year-old is also a 3D animator and has worked in special effects departments for several Hollywood studios.

“I’ve been working in Hollywood since I was 16. I know that as soon as this movie comes out, it’s going to be the end of my career in Hollywood,” Libutti said. “And I do it because I don’t care – somebody has to do it.”

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