Amy Welborn; illustrated by Ann Engelhart
on the Third Sunday of Advent, children gather with their families in
St. Peter's Square for "Bambinelli Sunday." The children bring with them
figures of the Christ Childthe "Bambinelli"from their family's
Nativity scene, or presepe. During the noontime Angelus prayer, the pope blesses the children and the figurines they have brought.
Bambinelli Sunday tells the story of one little boy, Alessandro, and what he learns about family, faith, and love one special day.