Nativity Scenes at Graymoor

International crèches in display in Garrison

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement have assembled a free exhibit of international créches at the Graymoor in Garrison that will be on view until Jan. 12. It’s open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The crèche is a Franciscan tradition,” explained Father Thomas Orians, director of Graymoor Spiritual Life Center. “St. Francis of Assisi in 1223 first created a crèche scene in the village of Greccio, Italy. He wanted people to remember that Jesus was born in a humble stable. Today it has become a humble, simple representation of the true meaning of Christmas.”

A nativity scene from Central Africa on display at Graymoor (Photo provided)

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