So we would like to encourage people around the World to send to us an email explaining
what Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI means to you, your personal experiences, your reflections...
With all your mails we will make up a book to deliver to Benedict XVI along with
a box of pencils. These are symbolic gestures, through which each one of us shows
him our love, respect and appreciation. It is a way to ask him to never stop writing
in order that one of God's most exquisite instruments may continue to resonate.
During his recent visit to Brazil Pope Francis made a quote about Pope Emeritus Benedict
XVI. He said, "It's like having a grandfather at home. A very wise grandfather. In
a family, a grandfather is at home, he is honored, loved and he is listened to."
The team of www.georgganswein.com have reflected on these words and we would like
to propose the following initiative: "PENCILS FOR BENEDICT XVI"
We have all learned from Benedict XVI the true meaning of being a Christian through
his words, his gestures, his whole being. He is a part of each of our lives in one
way or another.