"I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also, the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares."
Holiday Greetings from the Communications Office,
On the First Sunday of Advent Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter, Admirabile signum, on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world.
In response, we are a creating a photo gallery of Christmas crèches from around the diocese which will be included on the NorwichDiocese.org/Advent webpage of along with other Advent Resources, for all to view.
So far, diocesan ministries, offices, churches and schools have been contributing pictures of the nativity scene on display at their locations.
We are extending this to all readers to participate.
Please email a picture of your Christmas crèche to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will then be shared with the readers of our weekly newsletter and each other as we prepare for the wonderful season of Christmas.
Please name your photo with your family name, location and year photo was taken, for example–– JonesFamily _Willimantic_2019.
If you need help figuring out how to email a photo visit the NorwichDiocese.org/Advent webpage for details and to read Pope Francis’s apostolic letter.
Let us share the joy of the season with each other in this special way.
-- Ye Olde Editor--