Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas in Asia

A brother Sir Knight, SK Frank Quadrino of John Paul II Council # 8372 also in New Haven, CT, the birthplace of the Order of the Knights of Columbus, sent me an interesting link about the "Christmas in Asia" exhibition in the Knights of Columbus museum.  

An interesting tidbit, SK Frank's wife is a Filipina who hails from Manga in Tagbilaran City.  Married for six years, God blessed their marriage with a 5 year old son.  Brother Frank is a member of Fourth Degree Member of the John Barry Assembly 97 also of New Haven.  He is also a Faithful Captain of his Assembly and a Past Deputy Grand Knight of his Council. 

His wife is very supportive in all his KofC work.  They are also active in their own parish.  In fact, she is assisting Asian Christmas" theme that is currently under construction at the K of C Museum here in New Haven and lots of native Pinoy Christmas displays all from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.  Top that!

The exhibition will run from November 19, 2010 to February 13, 2011.  Hey, the same length of time that Pinoys celebrate Christmas.  Ha!

Here is the write-up for the exhibition:
The sixth annual Christmas crèche exhibition at the Knights of Columbus Museum includes more than 100 crèches (or Nativities Scenes) from 22 Asian countries. The crèches come from the Holy Land in the Middle East and across the continent to Japan on the Pacific Rim. Many of the countries have only a small population of Christians, in contrast to the Philippines which is the third largest Catholic nation in the world. Also included are original Holy Family paintings and prints from Japan, China and Korea. Some styles are uniquely Asian while others follow European techniques and craftsmanship. Several detailed crèches were created by a one-of-a-kind Christian Woodworking Work Shop in China. The exhibition’s crèches and paintings are on loan from seven collections, including the Maryknoll Missionaries in China. Visitors to Christmas in Asia will also enjoy the Mother Teresa: Life Spirituality and Message exhibition, which will continue to April 3, 2011. The Museum’s 10th annual Christmas Tree Festival will open Dec. 1, 2010 and run concurrently with Christmas in Asia.
 To read more about the museum, click this link.

For those who can visit the museum, please do drop an email.  I would love to hear from my brother Sir Knights.

I am hoping that this one be brought here to our country.

And make sure, Humpty Dumpty isn't around to make a killing out of this!  I am sure we will be there to kick him out.

By the way, it's the 4th week, and as expected, he is still too chicken to fight for against church meddling in politics, but this time in an INC temple and a Muslim mosque.  Chicken joy!

I do not want to end this post with a bitter after taste.  So...

Huzzah for Brother Frank and his wife!  A truly Columbian family!

Vivat Jesus. 

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