The Nativity Scene

Yesterday was World Peace Day, and during Father’s homily he mentioned that the Nativity scene is the perfect example of a symbol peace at Christmas. St. Francis of Assisi is credited with the creation of the first nativity scene in which he brought animals and humans together to celebrate Christ’s birth.

This made me think of the Nativity scenes that are positioned in public spaces during the holiday season. In Hamilton, we are lucky to have a nativity scene positioned outside of city hall. I have one made of cardboard and little figurines. But the one that is probably the most famous is the annual display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York City. The Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Creche, in the Museum’s Medieval Sculpture Hall. Continue reading “The Nativity Scene”