|Baby Jesus Project in Texas|
|Escrito por Susan Staffier|
|Miércoles 21 de Diciembre de 2011|
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It has become a most beautiful tradition: each fall, children begin pouring the plaster into the molds to make the "Baby Jesus". After the figurines dry they are tinted in different skin tones. The tiny statues are then put into the tiny baskets with straw and wrapped in clear plastic. A meditation of Chiara is tied with a ribbon and attached. Then they go to the church to offer them to the people as a reminder to "keep Jesus in Christmas". This year in San Antonio we went to St. Mary’s downtown. The children were there in full force. In spite of the rain the atmosphere was beautiful with many of them and their parents staying for the entire morning. It was a beautiful way to begin Advent.
Although the rain didn’t stop for a moment that morning, the children were able to come to Santa Clara Catholic Church in Dallas. They were extremely happy to be there. They would offer Baby Jesus with a lot of love and people really felt it.
A remarkable experience was that of God’s Providence: Some people didn’t have the $5.00 for a donation, but that didn’t stop the children who give them Baby Jesus anyway, reminding the people that the main idea of the project was "to keep Jesus in Christmas".
large group of children. We met at the focolare house, to renew our desire to do many acts of love and remember Chiara's desire to bring Jesus to all.
People on the street were very struck, many had tears in their eyes, and thanked us saying "God bless".
One young girl said, "This will be the most beautiful gift for my mom".
We also met the Bishop emeritus as he passed by on the street. He was so glad to greet us and asked us to pray for all the people to whom we were offering Baby Jesus.
Our hearts were full of happiness because we had the impression of having done something important, we brought Jesus to so many!