On May 25, 2014 the Holy Father visited Bethlehem, Holy Land, and celebrated Mass in front of the Basilica of the Nativity. Almost 900 perople attended.
The SSVM sisters who mission in Bethlehem in our Home, Child Jesus, attended the Mass with seven of our children. At the end of the Mass they received a papal blessing.
The sisters did not want the Holy Father to leave Bethlehem, the place that was the birthplace of the Child Jesus without receiving a picture of Him, so they decided to give the Holy Father an image of the little Baby Jesus. When the moment arrived to greet the Holy Father, he blessed the image and the sister who handed the image to him said: "It is for you! So every time you see it, you will see us, and remember the children, the sick, the weak." She also said that we pray for him and ended saying with hands joined, "We love you very much!"
Looking at the sister that was close, the Holy Father said: "Continue working as before," and then blessed Samar, a young Larzinho who was with his sister.
It was a moment of great emotion for the children and the sisters. We give thanks to God for greeting the Holy Father who is our "Sweet Christ on earth!"