- Jan 20, 2020
To suddenly be in the very locale, in the very place, where the recorded events occurred can move even the strongest believer to an unimagined and even stronger faith.
Putting up a Nativity scene before Christmas is a reminder to stop and remember what Christmas is really about and to prepare one’s heart like a manger for the coming of Christ, Pope Francis said.
“Continue being ‘smugglers’ of the faith,” Pope Francis told thousands of Filipino migrants living and working in Italy.
Pope Francis blessed hundreds of figurines of the baby Jesus — ranging from tiny plastic figures to life-sized statues — and encouraged children to make sure they have Nativity scenes at home.
Like the other saints, St. Lucy joins with medical science, in caring for and healing the bodies and souls of God’s children.
An annual Advent campaign in Mumbai is focused on children this year, with a special emphasis on protecting their rights.