Monday, 20 December 2010

Advent in Bethlehem

As one expects there are many wonderful practices attached to the celebration of Advent in Bethlehem. These photos, biretta tip to the Custodia, show us some activities that have taken place this Advent around the solemn visitation of the Custos, Fr Pierbattista, to Bethlehem.

The gates of the wall are opened to allow the Custos to visit Bethlehem
The Custos enters Bethlehem
Waiting for the Custos

Custos is greeted by the Parish Priest of Bethlehem
The Custos processes to the place of the Nativity of the Lord

The Custos venerates the manger

Silent prayer in front of the Bambino of Bethlehem venerated
on the altar of the Immaculate Conception of the BVM in the church of St Catherine V&M

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