Dec 10, 2010

The Christmas Creche Too!

Besides being one of the greatest and most popular saints Francis has been credited with beginning the custom of using a creche as a display in depicting the birth of Christ. Nothing says it better, the manger becomes the symbol of the greatest Paradox: God enters human history as the weakest, smallest, and most vulnerable of mankind to accomplish the greatest act of love and sacrifice the world has ever seen. Father Francis follows that path by showing what the least of us can accomplish. St. Bonaventure explains the history:

St. Francis and the Christmas Creche
JMJ. Mick, SFO