Tweet Those immortal words of Clement Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” were preceded by the following: When what to my wondering eyes did appear, But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer, With a little old driver so lively and quick, I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick. More rapid than […]
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20 - Away in a Manger
Tweet St. Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first realistic Nativity scene in the tiny burg of Greccio, Italy in 1223. The Italian word for such a setting in a humble stable with oxen, a donkey, a manger and some straw is il presepio. While the popularity of the Nativity scene spread throughout Europe over the centuries, the preferred term somehow […]