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Blessed Carlo Acutis

"People who put themselves before the sun get tanned. People who put themselves before the Eucharist become saints."

Carlo Acutis was born in London on 3 May 1991 to a wealthy Italian family. His baptism took place on May 18 1991 in the church of Our Lady of Dolours, Chelsea. His parents, Andrea Acutis and Antonia Salzano, who were not especially religious, had worked in London and Germany, finally settled in Milan in September 1991, not long after their first son's birth.In 1995, when Acutis was four years old, his maternal grandfather died and was said to have appeared to him in a dream asking to be prayed for. When the child evinced a precocious interest in religious practice, his questions were answered by the family's Polish baby-sitter. Three years later he requested to receive his First Communion at the age of seven. After consulting a prelate and providing instruction, the family arranged this at the convent of Sant'Ambrogio ad Nemus. After that he made the effort, either before or after Mass, to reflect before the tabernacle. Acutis became a frequent communicant and would make a weekly confession. He is said to have had several models as guides for his life, especially Francis of Assisi,[3] as well as Francisco and Jacinta Marto, Dominic Savio, Tarcisius, and Bernadette Soubirous.

On the social side, Acutis would worry about friends of his whose parents were divorcing and would invite them to his home to support them. He defended disabled peers at school when bullies mocked them. Outside school, he did voluntary work with the homeless and destitute. He also liked films, comic editing and playing PlayStation video games. Although he greatly enjoyed travel, the town of Assisi remained a particular favorite.

Those around him considered him a "computer geek" on account of his passion and skill with computers and the internet. Acutis applied himself to creating a website dedicated to cataloguing each reported Eucharistic miracle in the world. He completed this in 2005, having started compiling the catalogue at the age of eleven. He admired Giacomo Alberione's initiatives to use the media to evangelize and proclaim the Gospel and aimed to do likewise with the website he had created.

When he developed leukemia, he offered his suffering both for Pope Benedict XVI and for the Catholic Church, saying: "I offer to the Lord the sufferings that I will have to undergo for the Pope and for the Church." The doctors treating his final illness had asked him if he was in great pain to which he responded that "there are people who suffer much more than me". He died on October 10 2006 at 6:45 AM from the M3 subtype of fulminating acute promyelocytic leukemia. He was buried in Assisi in accordance with his wishes.

Our request to him: We ask your prayers in heaven Blessed Carlo, that this site and those it connects to draw those that view them through Beauty, Goodness, and Truth toward Christ in(to) the fullness of the Christian faith and that our Purpose (given below) be accomplished according to God's Will.

Saint John Paul II

Born Karol Józef Wojtyła (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) was the Pope of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was elected pope by the second papal conclave of 1978, which was called after John Paul I, who had been elected in August to succeed Pope Paul VI, died after 33 days. John Paul II attempted to improve the Catholic Church's relations with Judaism, Islam, and the Eastern Orthodox Church. He taught on matters such as the New Evangelization, the true meaning of marriage, Theology of the Body, abortion, artificial contraception, celibacy, etc.

Our Request to Him: Pope Saint John Paul II, He beseech your prayers for this site and its authors that it may be a vessel of the New Evangelization by which Christ goes to meet His people. We especially ask your prayers for orthodoxy and upholding the beauty of the faith to all that view it. May this site be the fruit of our prayers and continue to bud forth spiritual fruit of which those that read what we publish may partake of and hear the voice of God and experience His love.

The Name of the Site and Its Motto

Vivat Agnus Dei

At first, this name was chosen, as a result of the easy-to-translate Latin. However, this choice proved to be enormously providential. Agnus Dei, or in English "The Lamb of God", is a title realized/attributed to Jesus first by John the Baptist. This title found in John 1:36, brings and binds together all of God's revelation from Genesis to Revelation in the person and mission of Jesus, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity made man, and His Body the Church. In Revelation, we encounter the Lamb standing as if slain. However, the word "vivat" in Latin means "He lives". Thus, the name of this site implies that Christ continually gives Himself in love, grace, and sacrament to those He loves and does so in spite of His death, through His resurrection, ascending to the right hand of the Father, and sending His Spirit to unite and guide His Church on the pilgrim journey through the world and into heaven without dying anymore, for death has no more power over Him. 

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Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam

This motto is borrowed from the Jesuit Order. The motto, translated from Latin, means "for the Greater Glory of God". This is short for "A Website and Blog for Networking the best of Catholic Resources and Information for the Greater Glory of God".

The Purpose of this Blog/Site

This site and blog was created and re-created to be a means of encountering the Catholic/Christian faith in its truth, goodness, and beauty on the internet. The internet is full of half-truths, lies, and/or other awful things. More and more the internet becomes our mind as a society. Communication has never been easier and more hostile. This website was created to bring the "lumen Christi ad gentes", the light of Christ to the nations. Wherever the many are there also should Christ go. Christ only goes where His Spirit, and His people go. Toward the end of bringing love to the most unlovable parts of humanity, the content of this website is aimed at spreading this love through the beauty, goodness, and truth of this faith given to us by God through the many faithful Christians throughout the centuries and directing users to other sites and resource created to do the same. Then, subsequently drawing those fall in love with not firstly the truth, but the beauty and love of not just the faith but God, Himself, man's end and fulfillment. 

Thus, the premise of this site is a sign that society (man) does not have and cannot create what man truly needs. The normal flow of thought and accomplishment is not capable of nourishing man's hunger for happiness. God does not just love, but He is love (cf. 1 John 4:7-21). If we look to God, we do not find condemnation, but love and help. Without God, man is a slave to himself, the world, and the spirits which constantly act against truth and goodness in pursuit of our destruction. God will do any and all that is necessary to save us from these three enemies. Since "none of us lives as his own master, and none of us dies as his own master", we must choose God to be our master. He does not much accept this title as much as friend and lover. What makes us truly happy (independent of activity, or lack or excess of anything) and fulfills, is ultimately what God wants for us and thus makes Him happy.

In conclusion, the t-shirt quotes a couple of verses from the Gospel of Saint John. The first from John 6 states, "the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh". This verse is the first time Jesus insinuates He is to become the Passover Lamb whose flesh must be eaten for salvation and that this world is as a desert compared to heaven and He is truly the nourishment we need from heaven as manna in the desert. Both aspects of His words clearly hold the truth of the Eucharist/sacrifice and meal of the Mass within them. The second, from John 1:11 states, "He came to his own home, and his own people received him not". Our lives are not our own, and this world is not our home. Sin wears away our willingness and ability to recognize and love God as we are disposed to. Would that this blog and site work against that dynamic and help all who encounter it to fall in love with God, and to intentionally encounter Him in all ways especially through prayer and the sacraments. May our use of this site/blog, the websites/resources that share in this mission, and indeed, all technology bring the truth, goodness, and beauty of what we believe to others and inspire a new love for God in ourselves.

"...Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more..."

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