Crèche Collection

The Basilica’s collection of crèches from around the world.

Join us in prayer for a virtual Nativity visit.
 
God of every nation and people,
from the very beginning of creation
you have made manifest your love.
When our need for a savior was great
you sent your son to be born of the Virgin Mary.
To our lives he brings joy and peace,
justice, mercy and love.
Loving God,
bless all of us who look upon this manger;
may it remind us of the humble birth of Jesus,
and raise up our thoughts to him,
who is God-with-us and Savior of all.
We ask this through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen

 

  • Kenya
    Crèche Collection Africa: Kenya, rose stone
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
    South Africa, coke can
  • Burlkina Faso
    Burlkina Faso
  • Egypt
    Egypt
  • Ghana
    Ghana
  • Kenya, banana fiber
    Kenya, banana fiber
  • Kenya, carved stone
    Kenya, carved stone
  • Kenya, Mahugu wood
    Kenya, Mahugu wood
  • Malawi
    Malawi
  • Masai
    Masai
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
    Rwanda
  • South Africa, Raku
    South Africa, Raku
  • Tanzania batik, Annunciation
    Tanzania batik, Annunciation
  • Tanzania batik, Flight into Egypt
    Tanzania batik, Flight into Egypt
  • Tanzania batik, Nativity
    Tanzania batik, Nativity
  • Tanzania batik, Shepherds
    Tanzania batik, Shepherds
  • Tanzania batik, Visitation
  • Tanzania batiks
    Tanzania batiks
  • Tanzania, ebony
    Tanzania, ebony

 

  • Crèche Collection: Bethlehem
    Crèche Collection Asia: Bethlehem
  • Holy Land, olive wood
  • Holy Land
  • India
  • Indonesia
    Indonesia
  • Indonesia
    Indonesia, wall hanging
  • Indonesia
    Indonesia
  • Magi
    Magi, silk tapestry, He Qi
  • Nepal
    Nepal
  • Philippines
    Philippines, carved wood
  • Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka
  • China
    China
  • India, batik
    India, batik
  • Indonesia, Asmat
    Indonesia, Asmat
  • Indonesia, balsa wood, Mitra Bali artisans
    Indonesia, balsa wood, Mitra Bali artisans
  • Indonesia, Sukodono artisans
    Indonesia, Sukodono artisans
  • Philippines, pine needles
    Philippines, pine needles
  • Philippines, rolled paper
    Philippines, rolled paper
  • Vietnam, rolled paper
    Vietnam, rolled paper

 

  • France
    Crèche Collection Europe and Russia: France
  • Germany, painting
    Germany, painting
  • Hungary
    Hungary
  • Ireland, stone
    Ireland, stone
  • Ireland, wood
    Ireland, wood
  • Poland, candy wrappers
  • Poland, wood
    Poland, wood
  • Provence, Abbaye Jouarre
    Provence, Abbaye Jouarre
  • Russia, carved
    Russia, carved
  • Russia, nesting dolls
    Russia, nesting dolls
  • Russia
    Russia
  • Spain, Lladro
    Spain, Lladro
  • Lladro, Madonna _ Child
    Lladro, Madonna _ Child
  • Lladro, Nativity
    Lladro, Nativity
  • Russia
    Russia
  • Russia, painted
    Russia, painted
  • Russia, with Magi _ Shepherd
    Russia, with Magi _ Shepherd
  • Russia
    Russia

 

  • Guatemala
    Crèche Collection Haiti, Mexico, Central and South America: Guatemala
  • Haiti, carved stone
    Haiti, carved stone
  • Haiti, carved
    Haiti, carved
  • Haiti, ceramic with hut
    Haiti, ceramic with hut
  • Haiti, oil drum
    Haiti, oil drum
  • Haiti, painted oil drum
    Haiti, painted oil drum
  • Mexico, ceramic
    Mexico, ceramic
  • Mexico, painted wood
    Mexico, painted wood
  • Mexico, tree of life
    Mexico, tree of life
  • Mexico, wood
    Mexico, wood
  • Mexico
    Mexico
  • Peru, ceramic
    Peru, ceramic
  • Peru, Chulacanas
    Peru, Chulacanas
  • Peru, Cuadro
    Peru, Cuadro
  • Peru,clay
    Peru,clay
  • Rain Forest
    Rain Forest
  • Argentina
    Argentina
  • El Salvador
    El Salvador
  • Haiti, brightly painted oil drum
    Haiti, brightly painted oil drum
  • Mexico, blue
    Mexico, blue
  • Mexico, dough
    Mexico, dough
  • Mexico, metal
    Mexico, metal
  • Mexico
    Mexico
  • Peru, ceramic
    Peru, ceramic
  • Peru, Chulacanas
    Peru, Chulacanas
  • Peru, clay framed
    Peru, clay framed
  • Peru, clay
    Peru, clay
  • Peru, glass
    Peru, glass
  • Peru, gourds
    Peru, gourds
  • Peru, with candle
    Peru, with candle
  • Peru
    Peru
  • Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico
  • Venezuela
    Venezuela

 

  • bronze
    Crèche Collection United States: bronze
  • Carved Nativity, Mary Ann Osborne SSND
    Carved Nativity, Mary Ann Osborne SSND
  • Carved wall hanging, Mary Ann Osborne, SSND
    Carved wall hanging, Mary Ann Osborne, SSND
  • Needlepoint
    Needlepoint
  • New Mexico,designed by Charlie Carrillo
    New Mexico,designed by Charlie Carrillo
  • New Mexico
    New Mexico
  • painted wood
    painted wood
  • Pueblo Life, Ann Graffy.Taos, New Mexico
    Pueblo Life, Ann Graffy.Taos, New Mexico
  • bent nails
    bent nails
  • Chiefs Visit Holy Family, painting, John Giuliani
    Chiefs Visit Holy Family, painting, John Giuliani
  • glass
    glass
  • Iowa, Amana Colony
    Iowa, Amana Colony
  • Nativity box
    Nativity box
  • painted wood
    painted wood
  • textured clay, Sue Burkhart Chisholm
    textured clay, Sue Burkhart Chisholm