Franciscan Sisters on Christmas Eve.

As the hours pass by the last minute preparations are made in our Convent home.

Sister Kathleen is busy in our chapel.

St. Francis loved these three symbols of God’s tremendous love for us.

 As the evening hours close in on us we gather to bless our Christmas tree and our Nativity scene.

“St. Francis’  biographer, Thomas of Celano, recalls that Francis “stood before the manger…overcome with love and filled with a wonderful happiness…” For Francis, the simple celebration was meant to recall the hardships Jesus suffered even as an infant, a savior who chose to become poor for our sake, a truly human Jesus.”

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