Archive Treasures: Christmas in the Canyon from 1956

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A little Christmas corner at Cor Jesu in New Mexico 1956.

It’s an old photograph from 1956 but we can sense the care and creativity our Handmaid pioneering Sisters took to create a little Christmas corner at Cor Jesu. The tree looks to be real. A large statue of Mary, robed in green, looking down at a swaddled Christ child at her feet. To the left might be a small votive candle. Despite the simplicity, the personal touch is real. Every nook and corner could tell of the birth of the Infant King. We can almost smell the pine. And the hope and joy in the air. He has come! Rejoice!