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Greccio Christmas

posted Dec 12, 2011, 12:04 PM by Mitchel Stretch   [ updated Dec 19, 2011, 10:49 AM by U of C Catholic Community ]
What: Greccio Nativity and Celebration
When: Tuesday December 13th, 2011 at 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Mount St. Francis Retreat Center in Cochrane

Early in the 13th century, near the little town of Greccio, Italy, St. Francis re-enacted the birth of Christ. Tradition credits Francis with popularizing the Christmas Crib displayed in our Churches during the Christmas season. 

Again this year Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre is pleased to hold its 13th annual Greccio Christmas on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:30 pm. All are cordially invited to this outdoor pageant of the Nativity as we bring to life through Scripture readings, hymns, live animals, and a newborn baby, the awesome wonder surrounding the birth of Christ.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be available. Come early for sleigh rides and a bonfire.

For more information contact Mount St. Francis:
403 932-2102