NPR recently featured our very own Saint Joseph Catholic School students visiting the Nativities Around the World exhibit at the Global Village Museum in downtown Fort Collins. The exhibit, 60 years in the making, brings together different cultures of the world in their celebration of the birth of Jesus. The NPR broadcast features the story of the exhibit as well as student reactions to some of the pieces. Nativities Around the World runs through January 23.
A colorful set piece from Mexico depicts the Holy Family riding in a Jeep – the baby Jesus throwing his hands up in delight. That’s a favorite for 8-year-old Rowan Whisler, who is on a tour with his second-grade class from St. Joseph Catholic School.
“I like – how it’s in a car,” he said. “It’s kind of funny.”
For Maddie Murphy, the nativity on a “pyramid” is her favorite.
Well, it’s not quite a pyramid. It’s actually a miniature replica of the Mayan ruin Chichen Itza in Mexico. But the idea of having the nativity take place anywhere but in a manger makes the 7-year-old giggle. — excerpt, KUNC story and interview
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