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Instruments of Hope to present annual living nativity

Instruments of Hope will be presenting a living nativity in the Saint Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden at the Dominican Center of Marywood this Sunday, December 13.
Three wise men approach the nativity at the Dominican Center of Marywood

Three wise men approach the nativity at the Dominican Center of Marywood /Courtesy of Instruments of Hope

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Living nativity at the Dominican Center of Marywood

Living nativity at the Dominican Center of Marywood /Courtesy of Instruments of Hope

Instruments of Hope is hosting a most wondrous event for the family. Our annual Living Nativity on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. promises to put smiles on all of your faces.  

Please join our cast for a heartwarming celebration of love as we gather in the woods of the Saint Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden at Marywood. We will walk to the manger and then await Mary, Joseph, The Three Kings, Shepherds and a host of critters as they arrive. 

There will be music and just plain fun and your children will love this event. Afterwards they can visit with the animals for photo opportunities and then have some hot chocolate and donuts. It is always a fun and unforgettable event.

This event is a time of reflection for family to the real meaning of Christmas. We get so caught up in the tinsel and gift giving that we don't often stop and take the time to stand in simple awe as we gaze upon the wonders of that day.

This is Instruments of Hope's 5th Annual Living Nativity. The response is amazing and filled with rosy cheeked children whose eyes light up at Mary and Joseph arriving to the manger with a donkey. The sheep, goats and calf ring such a warmth to the scene and you can hear the kids and adults ooing and ahhing at it all. I have had parents tell me that this is the first time their children felt the real meaning of Christmas as they witnessed the angel hand the baby Jesus to Mary.

The Saint Francis Garden is located at the Dominican Center of Marywood at 2025 Fulton St. East, Grand Rapids, MI.

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