Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Nativity of Our Lord

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7
painting by Meister von Hohenfurth, ca. 1350

painting by Georges de La Tour, ca. 1644

il presepio, Charterhouse of Trisulti, Italia, 2010

Linda at Seven Hills sent me her photograph of the Italian cave crib located in the monastery complex near her home. Check out her post for the complete story.



S. Etole said...

Headed that way ... but first, I hope your Christmas is filled with wonder and love.

rosaria said...

I had not seen these paintings. Marvellous! They capture the essence of the Nativity.

Buon Natale!

Love of the Sea said...

Lovely holiday post. Perfect for Christmas.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Beautiful Becky!
Have a wonderful Christmas filled with love and joy .. I'll pop over to see Linda's post!! xxx Julie

Stacey Dawn said...

Unique and interesting! Thanks for sharing! Merry, Merry Christmas!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Beautiful...and perfect for this night of nights!

Merry Christmas, friend.

sharon said...

A very Happy Christmas to you Becky, and thank you for all your lovely comments this year.