Notre Dame News | November 16, 2015
Christmas Nativity scenes from around the world will be on display at the University of Notre Dame from Nov. 18 through Jan. 31.
The 31 crèches, on loan from The Marian Library at the University of Dayton, will be located at several sites on the Notre Dame campus. The University’s Institute for Church Life is sponsoring the exhibit to celebrate the Christmas season and highlight the beauty and diversity of religious culture.
The theme of this year’s exhibit is “Love Incarnate with Us Dwells,” a lyric from a traditional Christmas hymn, “O Hearken Ye,” by Alfred S. Burt and Wihla Hutson. The theme is focused on the tenderness of God as it is revealed in the Nativity sets on display.
This year, the crèches from Canada, Australia, South America, Europe and the United States will be on display in the Eck Visitors Center, the Morris Inn, Geddes Hall, the Coleman-Morse Center and the Main Building. The exhibit will open at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 18) in the Eck Visitors Center auditorium with a lecture titled “Dwelling with Love Incarnate: Living the Mystery of the Nativity in Family Life,” from Timothy O’Malley, professor and director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy.