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Nativity Scenes from Around the World
Alfons Gallery at St. Joseph Center proudly presents “Crèche Culture,” our annual exhibition of artistic, cultural Nativity sets from around the globe.
To enhance the viewing experience, “Crèche Culture” has a new layout this year in addition to the inclusion of large wood sculptures by Sister Helena Steffensmeier and wood and plaster figures by Sister Lucinda Hubing. Come and wander around them while viewing engaging crèches along with informational placards for each of our community’s global mission locations. These were made possible thanks to the Marian Library’s International Crèche Collection in Dayton, Ohio, which shared their research with us.
We’re pleased to present these Nativity sets exclusively from our own growing collection, thanks to our sisters and others who donated their treasured pieces to us. We’re also thankful to have had Sister Helena Steffensmeier’s beautiful Holy Family stitchery donated back to us.
Visit the gallery Wednesday through Friday and Sunday from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The exhibition continues to January 6, 2019.
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The School Sisters of St. Francis meet the needs of the times in the United States through their varied ministries.
Today our sisters of the Latin American Region serve in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru.
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In India, the School Sisters of St. Francis have served those in need since the 1930s. In October 2015, the School Sisters of St. Francis’ Assisi Province in southern India launched a new mission to Tanzania.