St. Elizabeth’s Creche

Today, I was out driving around Olean and Allegany, New York. My travels took me directly in front of St. Elizabeth’s Motherhouse. That’s the home of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. Every year the Sisters have a lovely display of a creche along Route 417 in front of the Motherhouse. Today I couldn’t find my camera but I did have my Motorola Razr cell phone with a camera in it and I was able to take this picture of the nativity. The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany were the women who educated and formed me in the Franciscan life when I was a young boy. They were dedicated ladies who taught me how to read, write and do arithmetic. They will always have a special place in my heart.
At Christmastime 1223, while visiting the town of Greccio, Italy, St. Francis of Assisi had the idea of showing people what Jesus’ birthplace must have been like. He found a mountain cave near the village and fashioned it into a rough stable. Today these ladies carry on a Franciscan tradition that has been embraced around the world. Peace.

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2 Replies to “St. Elizabeth’s Creche”

  1. It’s always good to remember those sisters who worked so hard to teach us back in the day…

    Don, have a Blessed and Peace-filled Christmas.

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