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Friendship with Jesus: Pope Benedict XVI Talks to Children on Their First Holy Communion
To receive Jesus in Holy Communion is to enter into a lifelong friendship with him. In this beautifully illustrated book, Amy Welborn, well-known author and blogger, introduces Pope Benedict's profound yet simple answers to various questions put to him by children in Rome who had recently made their First Holy Communion. Pope Benedict's answers, and the children's wonderfu ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 15th 2011 by Ignatius Press
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Friendship with Jesus is an illustrated hardcover by Amy Welborn. Amy is no stranger to children's books, and this book does not disappoint. The book begins in a narrative style. Children in Rome had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI, and they got to ask him questions. This book records some of the questions the children got to ask the Holy Father. Topics included Pope Benedict's First Communion, Confession, the Real Presence, and the importance of Sunday Mass to name a few. The questions just ...more
This book is a question and answer session with the pope. The questions come from real second graders who met the pope shortly after making their own first communion, and the answers are how the pope responded. The pope and children talk about the real presence, importance of going to Mass, effects of communion, Jesus as the bread of life, Eucharistic Adoration, and the pope's memories of his own first communion. The question and answer format would be wonderful in a class. It models asking good ...more
Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus PP. XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI.; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger on 16 April 1927) was the 265th Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the Sovereign of the Vatican City State and the head of the Catholic Church. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration Mass on 24 April 2005, and too ...moreMore about Pope Benedict XVI...