I received the following information from the Franciscans:
" We invite you to join us for the Greccio Living Nativity on Sunday December 9th at 7:30pm. at the Red Barn on the Shrine of St. Anthony property. Dress warmly as the Living Nativity is outdoors.
Legend has it the Christmas Creche, or Nativity Scene as it is commonly called, began in Italy in 1223 when St. Francis of Assisi re-created the Bethlehem scene at Greccio. "There simplicity was honored, poverty exalted, humility was commended, and Greccio was made, as it were, as new Bethlehem."
The Franciscan Friars of the Shrine of St. Anthony invite you to join with them and the members of the St. Louis Catholic Youth Ministry as they commemorate the Birth of Jesus in the manner of St. Francis of Assisi in the little town of Greccio, Italy. Our service of prayers, Christmas carols, and a living Nativity will take place outside at the Red Barn. Following the Living Nativity there will be cookies and hot cocoa available at the Red Barn.
For further information please contact the Shrine office at 410-531-2800 or email@example.com."
There property is on Folly Quarter Road just past where Homewood turns into Folly Quarter