From Greccio to Naples – The Nativity Scene of Our Lord

January 2, 2021 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

From Greccio to Naples – The Nativity Scene of Our Lord

On the eve of the Epiphany of the Lord, join us as we explore the history, theology and beauty of the humble birthplace of Jesus. Brought to life by St. Francis and made into a work of art by the Neapolitans, the creche, or presepe, is a time-honored symbol of our faith in a God who so loved the world as to be born among us.

January 2, 2021 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Presented by Fr. Richard Fragomeni, Fr. Jerry Boland and Carol D’Anca

Fr. Richard Fragomeni, Shrine Rector, Nationally acclaimed speaker, author, retreat master and teacher; Professor of Liturgy and Preaching, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Adjunct faculty, Dept. of Religious Studies, De Paul University.



Fr. Jerry Boland, Frequent traveler to Italy, a place he truly loves, he is currently the pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Glenview. He has served the Archdiocese of Chicago in many ways since his ordination on May 13, 1981, including Associate Dean of Formation at Mundelein Seminary, Executive Secretary of the Priest Placement Board, Archbishop’s Delegate for Extern and International Priests and Chairman of the Presbyteral Council.


Carol Amendola D’Anca is a speaker, author and frequent traveler to the Amalfi Coast of Italy and Naples, where her family of origin resides and where for the past 7 years she has hosted an annual weeklong Italian Lifestyle Immersion trips.  Ms. D’Anca is a nutritionist who has been the recipient of the “Women in Leadership” award by the In Her Shoes Foundation and of the “Leonardo da Vinci” award by the Sons of Italy for her contribution to medicine through nutrition.

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For Questions or Information, contact Cathy Lentz, * 312.421.3757, ext. 303. 

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