2nd Annual International Crèche Display and Pilgrimage

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"The angel's song the wonder tells:
now love incarnate with us dwells!
Gloria! Gloria in excelsis Deo!"

~  O. Hearken Ye, by Alfred S. Burt & Wihla Hutson, 1953
 

 

 

 




November 18, 2015 – January 31, 2016:
With a theme this year of “Love Incarnate With Us Dwells,” this annual event contemplates the tenderness of God revealed in the nativity sets on display,  inviting families to celebrate the seasons of Advent and Christmas. The thirty-three visual representations from nineteen countries are on display at five locations on the campus of Notre Dame: the Eck Visitors Center, the Morris Inn, the Coleman-Morse Center, Geddes Hall and the Main Building. Booklets and QRs for self-guided tours are available at each location. See here for a pdf. of the booklet.

November 18 at 7:30 pm:
To mark the opening of the display, please join us in the Eck Visitors Center auditorium for a lecture from Professor Timothy O'Malley entitled, "Dwelling with Love Incarnate: Living the Mystery of the Nativity in Family Life." Professor O'Malley will speak about what it means to live the mystery of the nativity in family life. The lecture is free and open to the public.

December 6 at 2:30pm:
The Institute for Church Life invites you to the 2nd Annual Crèche Pilgrimage taking place on December 6 from 2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Participants will gather at the Eck Visitors Center and journey together to visit the crèche exhibits in the Morris Inn, the Coleman Morse Center and the Main Building. The pilgrimage will be accompanied by prayerful reflection and recitation of the rosary. University of Notre Dame President Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C will welcome the pilgrims to the Main Building with an Advent prayer followed by a blessing. Pilgrims are invited to bring Baby Jesus figures from their home nativity sets to be blessed by Fr. Jenkins. A reception will follow.

Scenes from last year's pilgrimage:

Times and access:
Eck Visitors Center: M-F: 8-5: Sat. & Sun: noon-4. The Eck Visitors Center will be closed during the University's Thanksgiving (11/26 & 27) and Christmas breaks (12/24-1/4)
The Morris Inn: While the hotel is open
The Coleman-Morse Center: Sun.-Thurs: 7am-3am: F: 7am-10pm:Sat: 8am-10pm. It will be closed during the Thanksgiving break (11/26, 27 & 28) and Christmas breaks (12/24-1/4)
The Main Building (second floor, there is elevator access.): M-F, 8-5, Sat. & Sun. 8-5. It will be closed during the University's Thanksgiving (11/26 & 27) and Christmas breaks (12/24-1/4)
Geddes Hall (1st & 3rd floors, there is elevator access.):  M-F, 8-5, Sat. & Sun. 8-5. It will be closed during the University's Thanksgiving (11/26 & 27) and Christmas breaks (12/24-1/4)

See here for a map of locations

Booklet

For further details, please contact icl@nd.edu or call 574.631.6109