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The Crib in Drumsna

The Crib in Drumsna

The Crib in Drumsna is a reminder that Christmas is upon us.

Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother, Mary, and her husband, Joseph.

Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first live nativity scene in 1223 in order to cultivate the worship of Christ.

He himself had recently been inspired by his visit to the Holy Land, where he’d been shown Jesus’s traditional birthplace.

The scene’s popularity inspired communities throughout Catholic countries to stage similar pantomimes.

 

 

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