Over a three-year period that began last June, every Catholic diocese, parish, school, apostolate, and family in the U.S. is invited to be a part of renewing the Church—by enkindling a living relationship with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist— as part of The Eucharistic Revival. As an inaugural member of the Cardinal Newman Society Task Force on Eucharistic Education, OLSH is providing additional opportunities for students to learn about and experience the Eucharist in a deeper way. During Catholic Schools Week, Bishop William Waltersheid celebrated Mass with the students, faculty, and staff, and brought with him a first-class relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis and the International Exhibition of Miracles of the Eucharist.
During the Mass, Bishop Waltersheid shared Blessed Carlo Acutis’ story and reflected on the Catholic doctrine of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. He reminded students of the central importance of the Holy Eucharist in our life and shared about his own deep love for the Eucharist. Blessed Carlo Acutis (1991-2006) was beatified by Pope Francis in 2020, making him the first millennial to be Blessed. With Blessed Acutis’ love for the Eucharist and his computer skills, he created a website that highlights the various Eucharistic miracles throughout the world.
During the rest of the week, OLSH students will have an opportunity to visit the display of the International Exhibition of Miracles of the Eucharist. This display depicts in word and art over 150 miracles of the Eucharist. The display was planned by Blessed Carlo Acutis, who had a deep devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Some of his artwork is displayed as part of the exhibit.
The exhibit is open to the public during certain times. Please click here to sign up to view the exhibit at OLSH.