Benedict XVI Blessed the Santons Made by Roman Children

Source: FSSPX News

On Sunday, December 11, 2011, during the Angelus in St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI blessed several thousand santons representing the Child Jesus made by the children of Rome. 

The liturgy of this Sunday, known as 'Gaudete' Sunday, is a special invitation to us to joyfulness, to a vigilance that is not sad but happy.  True joy is not a fruit of 'divertirsi' [having a good time],” explained the Pope, “true joy is linked to our relationship with God.” “In this Season of Advent let us reinforce our conviction that the Lord has come among us and ceaselessly renews his comforting, loving and joyful presence.” “Dear children, when you pray in front of your nativity scene, remember me too, just as I remember you,” declared the Pope, to the children's cheers.