Alberto Michelotti and Carlo Grisolia
were from Genoa, Italy. They shared a friendship that was open to others and nourished on Gospel ideals of universal brotherhood and a united world.

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Orietta tells the story of Alberto and Carlo on RA1 TV

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Sara. They’re models that I can look up to, because they became saints together by loving and helping each other without being different from everyone else. Carlo and Alberto restore my hope that I can always begin again, that even I can aim for holiness by living the way they did. They’re the living proof that you can li live in a Christian way in daily life. Their words, actions way of presenting themselves have been left impressed on the people that knew them: They’ve gone to Heaven, but so many things still speak of them. Even I without ever having met them feel that I can do what they did and live life to the fullest, so that in the end I can jump right into God.”

Donatello. I need to go back once in a while and watch the documentary on Alberto and Carlo and re-read the book so that I never lose contact with them and their extraordinary experience of life. I’d like to tell the story of these two young people who were so open to their neighbors without any hesitation or doubts. They’re the perfect models to be presented to as many young people as possible.”

Ornella. "I got to know their story by chance and became more familiar with it by reading and researching on the internet. Their life was extraordinary. Today we are in need of such powerful witnesses!"

E.  Carlo and Alberto were as sudden and unexpected as two bolts of lightening from out of the blue. They were as dazzling and unsettling for me as I think they were for the people who knew them personally. Like two strikes of lightening in a clear blue sky whose disappearance leads to impatient expectation of a storm – just so, after the coming of Carlo and Alberto, something important and powerful as a storm was unleashed, a storm that sooner or later sweeps away the people standing around and fearfully hiding from things, even the most beautiful things.

A.A.  In just a few years Carlo and Alberto performed actions and deeds that many people fail to ever accomplish in their lives. They had the will, the desire, the determination and the sacrifice to give their lives fully to the plan that God had in mind for them. They were a blank canvas waiting to be painted. God was the painter and they embraced him with trust even on their deathbeds. As someone very young, I very much admire these two guys. They are a model for us all.

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Lord, Jesus, crucified and forsaken who in the mystery of your life, death and resurrection have manifested your infinite love for us, we pray that you grant us to follow the example of Alberto and Carlo by growing in friendship with You and each other until we reach the fullness of the Christian life. Through their intercession, we ask you to grant what we ask. (Here mention your petition.) Amen.

Genoa, November 25, 2005
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone
Archbishop of Genoa

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