As is our custom, we have the nativity scenes in the Community Room and Refectory blessed on Christmas Eve after the First Vespers of Christmas. This year our newly arrived substitute chaplain, Fr. David Seid, OP, did the blessings for us. Father currently teaches at St. Joseph Seminary College in Saint Benedict, LA. Previously he had been on mission to China, working principally in Macao. Father is himself Chinese, from Mississippi.
Our unique Advent Wreath of the stump of Jesse has sprouted and begun to bud forth into Christmas.
In the Community Room, Father David Seid has just finished blessing the creche.