On Dec. 6th the seminary community celebrated the Feast Day of St. Nicholas with food, singing, crafts, stories of St. Nicholas celebrations in other countries and a visit from St. Nicholas.
Seminarian Jeff Morrison’s daughter, Cecilia (age 5), recounts the joy of the evening:
“Well..it was a good time. All of our friends were there. We got good presents and I love my doggie pillow. We did crafts and we danced to Christmas music. I learned how to make a St. Nicholas guy ornament. Oh, um I made a Christmas tag for gifts. I made a card for the people in the nursing home.
There was the Mexico Christmas story and it was the Baby Jesus’ birthday and a little girl didn’t have a present for Him and then there was a statue angel talking to her and told her to get weeds and she bringed them to the Baby Jesus. The weeds changed to red and were poinsettias. The special thing was when St. Nicholas came. St. Nicholas had a beard...it was a costume of course.”
On behalf of the entire community we would like to thank each and every person who volunteered their time and talents to make this event possible. The uncontainable joy on the faces of the children should provide proof enough that your efforts are blessed and appreciated.