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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Christmas Trivia - Nativity Scene

St. Francis of Assisi is responsible for popularizing the nativity scene, but it most probably existed earlier. In 1223 or 1224, St. Francis wanted to add hope and joy of God's love to his message by constructing a life-size manger scene with live animals, with the gospel sung around the scene.

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