While the world is packing away the Christmas decorations and looking forward to New Year's Day, the monastery is still celebrating the Christmas season with Christmas prayers, songs, carols, decorations, and cheer! We didn't start decorating until about the 21st of December so we want to enjoy our Nativity scenes for a while longer.
This outdoor Nativity scene is usually on display in the monastery front yard, but this year for a change we set it up inside the cloister so the sisters could enjoy it!
The Holy Family gets a little decoration, too!
Our Nativity scenes range from the small and simple, like this cornhusk version in the kitchen (we thought it was kind of appropriate!)...
...to the more elaborate scene in our community room (complete with Christmas tree).
We wish you a joyous Christmas season, and pray the Holy Infant, our patron, will bless you in the coming year!