St. Francis and the Christmas Crib
Pope Benedict recalls St. Francis' contribution to Christmas tradition.
"In the Christian world, the feast of Christmas assumed a distinct form in the fourth century when it took the place of the Roman feast of the 'Sol invictus', the sun unconquered. This highlighted the fact that the birth of Christ is the victory of the true light over the darkness of evil and sin...
The story of St. Francis and the Christmas Crib
Enjoy this telling of the first nativity scene ever.