Las Posadas to Commemorate Journey to Bethlehem

On Thurs, Dec. 7, Wilson will hold the first annual Las Posadas event beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Lenfest Commons.

According to Choir Director Elisabeth Turchi, “Las Posadas commemorates the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge where Mary could give birth to the baby Jesus. When they were unable to find lodging in Bethlehem, Joseph and Mary were forced to seek shelter in a stable, where the Christ Child was born.”

Hosted by the Wilson College Choir, the Spanish Department, Muhibbah Club, Learning Campus, and the Chaplain’s Office, the event will be held for the children who are tutored through Learning Campus.

Turchi explains, “We will ‘journey’ around campus to find lodging for our troupe—rejected at every turn until we reach the stick sculpture which will serve as our stable.”

This journey will be followed by a reception in the basement of the library.

As Turchi notes, “We’re very much hoping that this will become an annual event here on campus!”

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