The Comboni Missionaries present a Nativity Experience - a Cincinnati tradition for more than 70 years! Leave the hustle and bustle of the world behind and step back 2,000 years to Bethlehem, where shepherds, kings and angels adored the baby Jesus. The room-sized display features moving figures in true-to-life activities, soft lighting and narration (available in English and Spanish).
Join the Comboni Missionaries for Breakfast in Bethlehem. For just $2 per person ($10 max per family) you'll get: an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast, the opportunity view the animated Nativity scene, crafts for kids, face painting, and tours of the mission museum. To RSVP or for more information call us at 513-474-4997 or email
Father Joe Bragotti shares memories from his first Christmas in Uganda When people ask me about some of my most memorable Christmas celebrations, my thoughts always go back to my first Christmas in Africa. On December 10, 1967 I reached the mission of Pajule, a down-to-the-bare-bones rural mission in North Uganda, staffed
Christmas in Mexico is a religious holiday, honoring the ‘nativity’ or birth of the savior. As part of the Christmas celebration, traditional fiestas called Mexican posadas (inns) are held for family, friends, and neighbors. A posada is the reenactment of the Census pilgrimage to Bethlehem by Mary and Joseph in search of a room.
The Comboni Missionaries Nativity Experience opens for it’s 71st year! Watch the animated Nativity, do some Christmas shopping in the Mission Market and Christmas Boutique, tour the Mission Museum, and view Nativity Displays from around the world. Admission is free all season long! Donations for area food banks gratefully accepted.
Every Christmas comes with its Advent, an event-surprise: that year it had a name, Stanislaw, an old catechist. Fr. Jean Paul Pezzi, Maboma, Congo November 25th 2005 It is ten o'clock at night. Maboma, Congo is shrouded in darkness and silence. The only road within two kilometers ends in the parish courtyard.
Every December our community in California holds a Posada. Friends of the Comboni Missionaries are invited to participate in a procession from the main house around the neighborhood in celebration of Christmas. A posada is the reenactment of the Census pilgrimage to Bethlehem by Mary and Joseph. There is always lots of food and merriment.
The Comboni Missionaries Nativity Experience opens for it’s 70th year! Watch the animated Nativity, do some Christmas shopping in the Mission Market and Christmas Boutique, tour the Mission Museum, and view Nativity Displays from around the world. Admission is free all season long! Open nightly 6-9 p.m. December 15-30. Christmas Eve 4-6 p.m. Special Afternoon hours 2-4 p.m. December 20 and 27. Closed Christmas Day.
By Fr. John Converset, mccj Christmas time brings back rich and nostalgic memories, but it is also a time in which we are invited to reflect on the deepest meaning of the Incarnation, the gift of God’s giving of self to us in a human life. One of my favorite Christmas memories