Nativity Sets, Nativities, Creches, Manger Scenes
The birth of Jesus Christ has been depicted in nativity scenes since St. Francis of Assisi created the first live nativity scene in the 1200’s. Since that time the use of the Nativity as a holy reminder of the birth of Jesus has expanded widely to nativity sets that have small scaled figurines and typically some type of rustic stable to reflect the humble circumstances of Jesus’ birth. The time honored tradition of the nativity is also known as a manger scene and crèche and typically includes Jesus, Mary, Joseph, an angel, three wisemen, sheep, ox, donkey, and camel. The Catholic Family Catalog offers a wide variety of beautiful nativities that should serve as a wonderful reminder of our Savior’s birth whether it be in home, church or business.