The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida, for the last two years, held a Christmas Nativity Open House in the Villa Flora building of the Congregation’s St. Joseph Renewal Center at 234 St. George Street. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was not held.
However, Sister Jane Stoecker, director of the St. Joseph Renewal Center, has written and produced a short video using photos taken of the event in previous years. The presentation, that includes Advent and Christmas music, is a virtual Nativity Open House posted on the Congregation’s website, at www.ssjfl.org/virtual-nativity. The video, which Sister Jane entitled “Waiting in Hope,” features many different Christmas nativity scenes from around the world.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, the only congregation of Catholic apostolic women religious headquartered in Northeast Florida, have served the people in Florida continuously since 1866. Their mission is to foster unity and reconciliation in service of the Dear Neighbor. They currently serve in St. Augustine, Miami, and Jacksonville in a variety of ministries.
For more information, contact Sister Carol Stovall, SSJ, at (904) 826-7364