Seeing the Unseen in the Christmas Crib

The Magi Chapel, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, Benozzo Gozzoli,  1459-1461.

The Magi Chapel, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, Benozzo Gozzoli, 1459-1461.

Who Invited All These People?” – The History of the Christmas Crib – The Nativity Scene is a cherished Christmas tradition, and children of all ages find great meaning in the artistic depiction of the Holy Family, shepherds and Magi.  But where did this tradition come from, and what can we learn about the Christmas Gospel as we ponder the Nativity figures?  Join Msgr. Mark Lane for an insightful exploration of this history of the Christmas Crib on Friday, December 13 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Richmond, VA.  All are invited!

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About Monsignor Mark Richard Lane

I am a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Richmond. I am also a presenter in the Theology and Symbolism in Art from the art of the catacombs to modern art. My current research is on the duplicity of art in 19th Century America.
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