Sign In
Basket 0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

Sign In
Basket 0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

Las Posadas – Making room in the inn

Cecilia Gomez describes the Mexican tradition of reenacting Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter

Las Posadas – Making room in the inn ISTOCK/JOSEPH SORRENTINO

THE WORD POSADA MEANS ‘INN’ OR ‘SHELTER’ in Spanish. Posadas are an important Mexican Christmas tradition and feature prominently in the festivities. These community celebrations take place on each of the nine nights leading up to Christmas, from 16th – 24th December.

In this tradition, the Bible story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and their search for a place to stay is reenacted. The tradition also involves a special song, el canto para pedir posada (the song to ask for shelter), as well as Mexican Christmas carols and piñatas.

Subscribe now for full access or register to continue reading

To continue reading subscribe to gain full access or register to enjoy 2 articles free each month

Welcome to magnet magazine

To get full access to all magnet resources, please sign in or subscribe.

If you're new to magnet you can read two articles a month for free (you will need to register).

Subscribe now for full access or register to continue reading

To continue reading subscribe to gain full access or register to enjoy 2 articles free each month

worship

Worship with little people

Marie Flint outlines a family service based on the baptism of Christ

bible study

Elizabeth – Advent thoughts

Denise Creed shares the story of the midwife who attended Elizabeth during her pregnancy

meditation

God beyond all names

“God beyond all names”
all creation tells your story,
you have shaken with our laughter,
you have trembled with our tears.