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Life Lessons from Bl. Carlo Acutis
Live course taught by Debbie Gaudino for Summer 2024 Middle School Church History/Doctors of the Church
Summary

Blessed Carlo Acutis accomplished so much during his 15 years on earth. In this course you will have the opportunity to meet this young saint, whose devotion to the Eucharist inspired him to develop a comprehensive website on Eucharistic miracles. Together we will learn important lessons from his life, death, and the virtues that have set him upon the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. Using his own website as our guide, we will also explore several Eucharistic miracles.

In this course, students will be introduced to the life, times, and spirituality of Blessed Carlo Acutis. Through a series of Life Lessons, students will be challenged to apply the virtues and life of Blessed Carlo to their own lives. Each class will also include an examination of a Eucharistic miracle from Blessed Carlo’s own website.

Instructor bio: Debbie Gaudino, MA

Total classes

6

Class dates

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26, 2024

Starting time

10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central, 8:00 Mountain, 7:00 Pacific)

Duration

55 minutes

Prerequisites

None

Suggested grade level

7th to 12th grade

Suggested credit

½ semester Theology

Outline

Class 1: Introduction to Blessed Carlo Acutis and the Eucharistic Miracles Website

Class 2: Early Childhood and Family Life/Miracles of Italy (Lanciano, Siena and Cava de Tirreni)

Class 3: Devotional Life/Miracles of Spain, Portual and Switzerland (Montserrat, Santarem and Ettiswil)

Class 4: Illness/Miracles of Germany and France (Walldurn and  Avignon)

Class 5: Death and Legacy/Miraculous Communions of the Saints

Class 6: Beatification Process/Modern Day Miracles: (Tixtla, Buenos Aires, Legnika)

Materials

  • Course materials: All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Homework

Homework each day will include a one-paragraph reflection on the Life Lesson and/or Eucharistic miracle discussed in class. There will be a final two-page reflection paper due at the conclusion of the class.

Fees

For all 6 classes: $77 if you register on or before April 15; $97 if you register after April 15. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Course name
Life Lessons from Bl. Carlo Acutis
Instructor
Debbie Gaudino
Monitor
Jaydalia Dunne
Semester
Summer 2024
Category
Theology ➤ Church History/Doctors of the Church
Grade level
Middle School
Course type
Live
Price
$97
Seats available
25 seats available
Seats remaining
12 seats remaining
Start time
June 17th, 2024 at 10:00 AM ET
End time
June 26th, 2024 at 11:00 AM ET
Access start time
June 3rd, 2024 at 10:00 AM ET
Access end time
December 17th, 2024 at 4:00 PM ET
Enrollment availability start time
January 22nd, 2024 at 4:00 PM ET
Early enrollment discount ended
April 15th, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET
Late enrollment penalty start time
June 12th, 2024 at 4:01 PM ET
Enrollment availability end time
June 17th, 2024 at 9:00 AM ET
Relative due dates
Relative due dates are disabled for this course.

Debbie Gaudino is a veteran homeschool Mom. She has taught Latin and Theology at Homeschool Connections for the past three years. She serves her local parish as a Catechist and Spiritual Director and has been a featured speaker at Catholic Women's conferences and retreats for over a decade.

Debbie earned her BA from Fordham University in Soviet Studies and her MA from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Theology and Pastoral Ministry. She is a lifelong learner with a passion for helping other homeschool families.


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Jaydalia Dunne

Jaydalia is a homeschooling mother of four children, the eldest studying engineering at university. Born in NYC and raised in New Jersey, she lives in Pennsylvania with her family. She earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations at St Joseph’s University and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. She worked for a year for an international bank in Manhattan after graduation and other corporate positions in NJ before getting married and having a family. Her favorite hobbies are reading, gardening, crafting and studying languages.

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