Shepherds, Angels, and Mangers: Deciphering the Infancy Narratives

“Angels We Have Heard on High,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “The Little Drummer Boy” … all are songs that are heard during the Christmas Season. Yet, what do the infancy narratives of Jesus’ birth really say about the birth of the Christ Child? While Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 do not serve as strictly biographical accounts of Jesus’ conception and birth, they do proclaim that Jesus is God’s Son from the moment of his conception, not at his baptism or Resurrection. These infancy narratives, therefore, are the vehicle of the basic Gospel message of Jesus’ fundamental identity.

Come explore the deeper meaning of the Christmas cast of characters with John Craghan, Ph.D., professor emeritus of theology and religious studies at St. Norbert College. Bring a new present to your experience of Christ’s birth!

  • Presenter: John Craghan, Ph.D.
  • Cost: Free will offering (suggested donation $5)
  • Registration appreciated

Please note: online registration is appreciated. The registration form can be found below under “Bookings.” Please register for one person at a time. This helps us maintain accurate registration numbers! If you have any questions, please contact the Norbertine Center for Spirituality office at or call 920.337.4315.

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Date(s) - December 14, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

St. Norbert Abbey



Bookings are closed for this event. Please contact the Norbertine Center for Spirituality with questions or concerns or to be put on a waiting list: 920.337.4315 or

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