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  1. "The Jewel of the South" — St. Joseph Catholic Church, Macon, Georgia

    Enter St. Joseph, and you enter a beautiful sanctuary filled with light, music — courtesy of Organist/Director of Music Ms. Nelda Chapman — and incomparable art: the unmistakable, incredible, stained glass windows by Munich masters Mayer & Co.

    An angel plays the harp and the Virgin cradles the newborn Child in The Nativity window, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Macon, Georgia. Another angel — Organist/Director of Music Ms. Nelda Chapman — fills St. Joseph, and our video, with divine ...
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  2. A Basilica Carved Wood Nativity

    The predella of the altar of the Blessed Virgin of St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, Iowa, is adorned by polychrome wood carvings of the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, and the Finding of the boy Jesus at the Temple.A testament to faith and art — a magnificent Gothic Basilica set amidst the corn fields of Iowa

    One expects to see cornfields and rolling hills in Iowa — but a Basilica?

    Yet, that's what the small sign on Highway ...
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  3. A Cuzco School Nativity — The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, California

    Concrete, metal, glass, and wood may be the building blocks of Oakland's 21st century Cathedral, but these most basic of materials are transformed by natural light into an ethereal, spiritual, space. Shepherded by then Oakland's Bishop Vigneron and designed by a gifted group of San Francisco architects headed by Craig Hartman, The Cathedral of Christ the Light stands as a testament to faith and divinely-inspired design…

     Like the ribs of a biblical arc, the wood latticework ...
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  4. Svatava’s Nativity — A free Download

    Svatava's Nativity — courtesy of Svatava Vizinová of Zábrdské Betlémy Crèche Museum — is yours as a free download. (Roll your mouse on and off the Crèchemania version, above, to see the differences with the original.)


    In her beloved museum, Svatava doing what she loves best — besides cutting-out and assembling nativities, that is — reverse-glass, podmalby painting.
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  5. Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Saint Louis, Missouri

    A historic church in North Saint Louis is adorned by beautiful sacred art — priceless Emil Frei windows, Byzantine icons, statuary — and is home to a caring priest and dedicated staff who are working hard to keep their church and school doors open…

    Golden mosaics from The Holy Trinity Catholic Church altar — The Alpha and Omega (I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End…), The Lamb of God — and communion rail elements (mosaic-inlaid marble posts, gothic arches) — adorn ...
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