Art depicting the Nativity of Jesus began in the 4th century, based on the narratives in the Gospels and embellished by written, oral and artistic tradition. The Nativity has been depicted in every possible form, from huge murals, panel paintings, minute manuscript illuminations, stained glass windows, oil paintings and altarpieces. Sculptural representations of the Nativity include ivory miniatures, carved stone sarcophagi, architectural features such as capitals and door lintels, and free-standing sculptures like “Creches”, ranging from miniature to life-size.
Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.
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