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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nativity_scene

A nativity scene (also known as a manger scene, crib, crèche (/krɛʃ/or /kreɪʃ/, or in Italian ... Other characters from the nativity story, such as shepherds, sheep, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn (or cave) intended to ...

www.catholictradition.org/Children/creche.htm

The Story of the Christmas Crèche. Compiled by Pauly Fongemie Based on THE CATHOLIC HEARTH, Dec. 1994 and the book, RELIGIOUS CUSTOMS by Fr.

www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/st-francis-and-the-christmas-creche.html

What is the origin of the Nativity Scene (creche)? The story of the origin of the Christmas creche rests with the very holy man, St. Francis of Assisi...

www.slate.com/articles/life/holidays/2012/12/nativity_scene_history_why_people_put_up_cr_ches_for_christmas.html

Dec 12, 2013 ... Why do people put up crèches at Christmastime, anyway? ... While this part of Bonaventure's story is dubious, it's clear that nativity scenes had ...

www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/story-francis-assisi-first-navity-scene

Dec 21, 2016 ... See also St. Francis of Assisi and the Christmas Creche Tradition ... Hopefully this story of the first nativity scene will inspire you to see your ...

www.nytimes.com/2008/12/18/garden/18creche.html

Dec 17, 2008 ... Many of the Nativities cherished by crèche collectors have a back story of culture, family, even war.

www.episcopalchurch.org/library/article/creches-and-nativities-living-or-otherwise-tell-christmas-story

Dec 20, 2013 ... [Episcopal News Service] It wasn't so much the donkey in Grace Church's living Nativity scene that surprised Benjamin de Leon, as the llama.

www.forbes.com/sites/pascalemmanuelgobry/2013/04/17/4-myths-and-one-truth-about-french-childcare

Apr 17, 2013 ... In the wake of a very good story about American day care by The New ... When my wife got pregnant, we duly went to the local crèche office to ...

www.thepoverello.com/StFrancisChristmas.htm

Some later embellishments of the story maintain that figures of Mary and Joseph were ... To the Poverello, “The sight of the crèche [manger scene] in its glorious ...

www.danboone.me/dragon-christmas-story

Dec 15, 2013 ... But I've never seen a dragon in a creche, have you? The Revelation of Jesus to John does have a dragon—and a Nativity story.