This year I got to experience the creation of the Nativity at the Pastoral House. The Nativity took several hours to create and I was able to help with a couple things as well as capture the process with photos. The emphasis in many Nativities in El Salvador is on living plants. I watched as Blanca and Jesús dragged all sorts of plants into the chapel from the back yard. I went around the yard searching for rocks. We unpacked a couple boxes where things are stored for the Nativity and also placed a couple new pieces in the Nativity.
Before I knew it, the Nativity was finished. The only thing missing was baby Jesus. But he was deliberately left out of the Nativity. It is not until Christmas Day that they place the baby Jesus in the manger. It’s a truly beautiful tradition and a beautiful Nativity.
Making room in the chapel
Just the beginning
Here we go
What I found in storage
Putting up plants
And even more plants
Adding a path to the manger
Is it done?
An angel given to the Team by a delegation
A piece purchased this year at Nina Luz's shop
I love the Nativity in the cantaro
Adding a little more
Can you tell what's been added?
Complete with poinsettias and presents
Merry Christmas to all the communities in Berlin
May God bless you always
More nativities I saw this Christmas season
At someone's home in Berlin
At a home in the cantons
In the park in Berlin
The stage in Berlin
A second nativity in Alegria