The Nativity, Sancta Familia depicts Saint Joseph and Mary holding the newborn Jesus. This solid bronze Holy Family is a wonderful gift for family members or friends who would like to keep Christ in Christmas and in their family Christmas celebrations. Of heirloom quality, the Nativity, Sancta Familia will be admired and prominently displayed for Christmas for generations to come!
A Solid Bronze Holy Family from Germany
The Nativity, Sancta Familia stands 3.5 inches tall. These two pieces can be bought together or as part of the complete 12-piece nativity set, item # 16458 (click here). This Nativity, Sancta Familia was conceived, forged in bronze, and hand-finished in an artisan’s workshop and foundry in Germany. The Nativity, Sancta Familia will be a most meaningful Christmas gift for that special “holy family” whom you know so well!
Holy Family = Serene Family?
The Holy Family is always depicted enjoying the wonderful serenity of Christmas morning – a familiar and comforting scene, to be sure. Yet the circumstances surrounding – and the consequences following – the birth of Jesus were certainly not serene! Joseph came very close to leaving Mary early on when he discovered she was with child from someone else. A foreign power forced Joseph and the very pregnant Mary to take on an arduous and prolonged journey to Bethlehem. Joseph frantically sought a clean and safe place for Mary to give birth. They ended up in the unpleasant squalor of an animal stall with hardly any protection from the elements. After Jesus’ birth, Joseph and Mary fled Bethlehem in fear of Jesus’ life. Refugees now driven out of their own homeland, they went on an even more arduous and longer journey to distant Egypt. While your family may never experience what the Holy Family went through, your family (like every normal family) undoubtedly has its own share of family drama, stress, and tension! Yet your family is called in spite of and because of all that to become a “holy family” within God’s great holy family.