For that era, and even today, making children protagonists of the life of the Church was A REVOLUTIONARY IDEA. In a short time, many countries joined in the initiative and the Society spread from France to Belgium, Spain, Italy and many other nations. On May 3, 1922, mindful of the Society's great contribution to the missions for nearly eighty years, Pope Pius XI made it his own and recognized it as Pontifical. On December 4, 1950, Pope Pius XII created the World Day of the Holy Childhood, and declared the day of the Epiphany as the date for its celebration, but leaving each nation free to adapt the date to local needs.
Today the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood has put down roots in more than 150 countries.
The Society's goals can be summed up as follows:
What exactly do the missionary children and adolescents do to contribute to the salvation of their peers?
Thanks to this aid, so many children can eat, study, have a roof over their heads where they can sleep, take care of themselves and, above all, know Jesus and His proclamation which is made visible through these acts of love.
Who are the society's beneficiaries?
EVERYONE benefits in some way from the charisma transmitted by the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood.
THE SOCIETY IS OPEN TO ALL
Even though the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood pertains principally to children and adolescents, who are its real members, the message it proclaims is addressed to all those who wish to collaborate.
In fact, in the formation of child missionaries, the role is very important
who, through their witness, preparation and dedication form the little missionaries to the values of love, solidarity and sharing.
Would you like to know more?
Would you like to know if there is a Holy Childhood group in your parish or create one?
Would you like to become an animator of the Holy Childhood?
IF YOU TOO WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING, DISCOVER HOW BY CONTACTING THE NATIONAL DIRECTION IN YOUR COUNTRY