Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter on the meaning and importance of the nativity scene. He signed the Letter during his visit on Sunday afternoon to the Italian town of Greccio. By Vatican News Greccio is the mountain village where Saint Francis of Assisi created the first crib scene
MARIA STEIN, Ohio (November 19, 2018) – From Dec. 1 though Jan. 7, The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics is hosting a Nativity Exhibit from the collection of Tim & Katheleen Nealeigh entitled “Modern Takes on a Timeless Theme”. “I purchased my first nativity in 1965 when I
It’s the little clay baby in the manger – or maybe the empty manger, waiting until Christmas morning for the figure to appear. It’s the watchful figures of Mary and Joseph (“Mary always has to go on Jesus’s right, and Joseph always has to hold a lantern or a staff,”
By Mary C. Uhler Catholic News Service MADISON, Wis. — This year a group of families from the Diocese of Madison decided to sponsor a Nativity display at the Wisconsin Capitol, and it turns out it’s one of just a handful of creches on state capitol grounds around the country.
Press Release In Western culture, no Nativity scene is complete without a donkey and perhaps a couple of sheep. But when an Australian artist depicts the Nativity, a kangaroo, a koala and a kookaburra gather around the manger.