I had the opportunity to visit the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Erie this week and came upon their display of nativity sets from countries all over the world. It is quite a sight, especially this month. I ran into their PR director, who is also the editor of their community magazine and a former high school student of mine! I encouraged her to do a story of these unique nativities, along with how they were acquired. We'll see how "obedient" she is, now that she's not 16 anymore!
Our own nativity sets won't be out until December 20 or so. Look for them here right before Christmas. On the other hand, we do have one "Christmasy" look---the large magnolia bush in the inner courtyard is lit every night. No one has complained yet! (See end of this post.)
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