Creches (nativity scenes) from all over the world are displayed on the internet – available as links HERE – thanks to the University of Dayton. Along with the visuals is some commentary on each. This one HERE from Togo, West Africa is a special reminder of the opportunity that all creatures can celebrate, and do it with presence, presents and music!
Additionally, Guideposts has an 8 slide presentation about nativity scenes (LINK HERE.) It’s worth the few minutes to experience this – some really beautiful artwork and wonderful historical/background explanations! On the first slide they mention:
“Tradition has it that Saint Francis of Assisi created the first crèche in 1223 when he mounted a living nativity scene…”
For those who display nativity scenes, the visual is a nice reminder of welcoming love into our world. May we do that again today and in the days that follow…
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
P.S. the CP Christmas playlist on Youtube continues to get new material and is HERE should you want to listen to more…
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