The parish of the Infant Jesus of Yecla has put on sale the Niñoman teddy, a doll with the image of the Infant Jesus.
The pastor, Asensio Morales, explains that the idea of â€‹â€‹this stuffed animal came to help raise funds for the rehabilitation works that are being carried out in the parish.
The doll, 15 centimeters, is sold with a prayer book for children and can be purchased both in the parish and in the diocesan bookstores of Murcia and Cartagena for 15 euros.
Before it was made in stuffed animals, the Niñoman character was created in the parish with the aim of bringing the person of Jesus to the children.
"We did not intend to create a superhero, but to make the Infant Jesus present."
His first appearance was as a cartoon in the parish publications.
In addition, the parish priest emphasizes that the parishioners want to give this initiative greater visibility and are turning the doll "into a traveler, sharing photos with Niñoman around the world in their social networks."
A community involved in temple restoration
The church of Niño Jesús de Yecla was built at the end of the 19th century by Justo Millán.
Roof and facade rehabilitation works began seven months ago and are expected to be completed later this year.
In addition to the sale of stuffed animals, the parish has sought other forms of collaboration to deal with temple works such as the organization of charity dinners, paellas and raffles, among other actions.
Also, during the September fair of the Yecla festivities, parish volunteers served meals in a booth for the benefit of the temple.
Source: Obispado de Cartagena