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Participants in Las Posadas re-enact Joseph and Mary's search for lodging in a nine-day celebration leading up to Chrismas. Photo courtesy of Fiesta Cristiana

Welcome, the message of Las Posadas

In Apex, NC, and across the country, churches are using the Latin American tradition of Las Posadas to connect people to Hispanic culture and the Christmas story -- and to spread the message of hospitality.

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Rhonda Mawhood Lee: El Caganer's message

The Catalan nativity tradition of El Caganer -- politely translated as “The Pooper” -- reminds us that God loves us in all our messiness. For a former vicar of an urban church, a real-life reminder of this messiness was also a call to work with the homeless.

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