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From beach to basilica: ‘Sand Nativity’ brings unique style to Vatican

From beach to basilica: ‘Sand Nativity’ brings unique style to Vatican

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the beach town of New Smyrna, Florida, just a stone’s throw away from Daytona Beach, Rich Varano never imagined his unique talent of sculpting sand would take him to the heart of Christianity.

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Making wax figures of Jesus for mangers

Making wax figures of Jesus for mangers

| Francois Gloutnay | December 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

For sculptor Sylvette Chanel, Advent is the busiest time of the year. She is among the few people left who keeps alive the ancient New France craft of making and repairing wax Jesus figures for Nativity scenes.

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Creche crush: D.C. couple has collection of 500 Nativity scenes

Creche crush: D.C. couple has collection of 500 Nativity scenes

| Mark Pattison | December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

For Roger and Marguerite Sullivan of Washington, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year.

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Breaking into the ordinary

Breaking into the ordinary

| Liz Kelly | December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was a child, I loved most the wise men of our nativity set for their grandeur and color and elegance, and for the numinous gifts they brought to the Infant King. They were mysterious royalty from a far-off land who somehow possessed secret knowledge of the Savior’s birth, and I was sure their lives were full of intrigue and adventure.

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The weary world rejoices: Nativity scenes bring joy to hardened hearts

The weary world rejoices: Nativity scenes bring joy to hardened hearts

| Cindy Wooden | December 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square is not getting rave reviews: The backdrop does not look like a stable and the characters in need — hungry, naked, dead, imprisoned — don’t exactly evoke a silent night when all was cozy, calm and bright.

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A taste of Bethlehem

A taste of Bethlehem

| December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christmas in June? That’s the way it is for Father Alberto Curbelo when it comes to preparing for the birth of Jesus.

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O Holy Night

O Holy Night

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Merry Christmas from The Catholic Spirit and the Archdiocese St. Paul and Minneapolis

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Let there be light

Let there be light

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amazing Christmas displays you’ll want to see

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Bringing the Christmas spirit to life

Bringing the Christmas spirit to life

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Parishioners and members of several surrounding communities braved temperatures around zero degrees to see a live Nativity performance at St. Joseph in Miesville Dec. 15. The every-other-year event featured three performances with different casts and was followed by a sloppy joe dinner.

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Créches from around the world

Créches from around the world

| December 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

The current exhibit in the Basilica of St. Mary’s Pope John XXIII Gallery and Teresa of Calcutta Hall features créches from around the world. Below is a short tour of just 8 of the many crèches in the exhibit with as much information as is known about each provided by Johan van Parys, director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts at the Basilica.

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