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St Peter's Nativity

Christmas time in Rome again and the nativity in St Peter's square is a replica of the original St Francis nativity that he created on his return to Italy from the Holy lands on the 800th year anniversary. The nativity is set against a stone wall replica of Greccio, where St Francis made the first nativity, and where he started a monastery. We visited Greccio last year as part of our first year induction Gita and I featured it in an earlier blog. Unfortunately the photos are missing deleted.

St Francis with his monks in the nativity set.

The Nativity inside St Peter's in one of the side chaples.

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