Nativity

Son of God is born

Nativity

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Introduction

Amazement and wonder“. Who describes sensations, sentiments and emotions experienced in front of the Nativity scene, in front of that “wonderful sign of the Crib” which represents the birth of Jesus, is Pope Francis, in his apostolic letter Admirabile signum.

Amazement and wonder accompany our gaze, which, always facing upwards, turns to the right and moves from the scene of the Annunciation to that of the Nativity.
“Representing the event of the birth of Jesus – continues Pope Bergoglio – is equivalent to announcing the mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God with simplicity and joy”.
In this way, we continue our journey through the episodes of the Childhood of Jesus and, with simplicity and joy, we walk towards “Who became man to meet every man”.

The glass Basilica

Francis wanted everyone to celebrate and we propose you to live this experience in the Nativity immersion.

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Our prayer

THE TRUE SIGHT OF CHRISTMAS

Mary Mother of Jesus give me your heart so beautiful pure immaculate full of love and humility so that I may receive Jesus in the bread of life love him as you loved him and serve him under the guise of the poorest of the poor.

The Statues
The Nurse
Professions
The Nurse

"You can’t save yourself alone". Never as much as today, the words of Pope Francis are a mirror of this period. Words that adapt to the profession that we want to show this year: that of the nurse. People who work day and night in saving the sick people, in whispering words of comfort, putting their lives at the service of others.

Angel
The announcing
Angel

In the opening pages of the Gospel of Luke, it is narrated the episode of an angel's visit to a virgin of Nazareth

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Virgin
The announced
Virgin

The other protagonist of the Annunciation is Mary of Nazareth, betrothed to a man called Joseph. Her role acquires importance in the rest of Luke's story

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And Jesus
Mary and
And Jesus

Again Mary, who usually sleeps in an ancient container used as a manger, or on the straw between an ox and a donkey.

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Shepherds
The
Shepherds

Do not be afraid, here I announce to you a great joy, which will be of all the people: today a savior was born in the city of David

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The Donkey
The Ox and
The Donkey

The ox and the donkey contend with Mary for the Nativity scene. In Assisi, Mary lifts the child to look at him in the eye and blissfully smile at him.

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Joseph
Joseph

Joseph has the appearance of an elderly man, with white hair and beard, who is sitting on the ground thoughtfully

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Nurses
The two
Nurses

The very first floor of the Nativity is occupied by two female figures, two nurses who look after the newborn child.

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Angels
Angels

Above the Bethlehem hut, Giotto painted fourteen angels, five on one side, nine on the other.

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Bringing Gifts
Women
Bringing Gifts

The two women carrying gifts - one dressed in white, the other in dark - are portayed in the painting with the Visitation on the church walls.

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Soldiers
The
Soldiers

Two soldiers with their heads protected by a helmet, one armed with a shield and spear, the other with a shield only, were chosen to represent The massacre of the innocents’ scene

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Informations

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