Tuesday, December 10

Bambinelli Sunday in Rome

A recent "Rome Reports" featuring Bambinelli Sunday



Amy Welborn Interview

Here is a link to the audio of several interviews Amy Welborn has done over the years.  From "Discerning Hearts," the interviews cover subjects ranging from Mary Magadalene to Flannery O'Connor to Pope Benedict XVI.

Here's the link to the page. 

Christmas Books for Children


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It's a Christmas book. From the publisher:


Alessandro is staying with his grandparents, who run a small shop that sells figures for the presepe (Nativity scene), while his parents look for work in another country. To help with the boy’s loneliness, his grandfather encourages Alessandro to make his own figure of the baby Jesus. They will bring that figure to Rome in two weeks to have it blessed by the Holy Father on Bambinelli Sunday. Through the events that occur in the time leading up to receiving the blessing in St. Peter's Square, Alessandro comes to see his world in a new way, and receives the best surprise of all in the end. 
  This book for children ages 7-10 tells a wonderful story about sharing, comfort, generosity, and forgiveness through the lens of a long-standing Italian tradition. The beautiful illustrations and timeless story make this a treasure Advent and Christmas resource for generations to come.

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