In the afternoon of October 20, Antonia Salzano, mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis, arrived on pilgrimage to the sanctuary.
A pilgrimage desired and accomplished to thank the Archangel, who always made her feel her presence and comfort, especially after Charles’ death. A few months after the death of her son, in fact, Antonia was back at the foot of St. Michael. Before him she received the grace of consolation and peace, feeling the inner voice that reassured her: “Your Charles is in heaven”.
The newly blessed, at his young age, had visited the Heavenly Basilica several times and harbored a deep devotion to the Prince of Angels: he recited the angelic crown every day and relied on His protection in all his activities.
This is also why I gave my mother the stone of the Sacred Grotto and blessed a statue, a copy of the one venerated in Monte Sant’Angelo: they will be placed at the “Center of Blessed Carlo Acutis” that is being realized in Assisi.
After renewing her consecration to St. Michael the Archangel, in an exchange of gifts, Mrs. Salzano delivered to the sanctuary the former body relic of her blessed son.
P. Ladislao Suchy