Creches from around the world on display

December 1, 2008

Creches on display at Sacred Heart Cathedral

More than 70 crèches from around the world will be on display at
Sacred Heart Cathedral through Jan. 5, 2009. The exhibit is free and open to the public daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., including weekends.

The crèches are from the family collection of Rochester-area resident Sonia Pospichal. Sonia first became interested in crèches as a college student during a visit to St. Joseph’s Oratory, a pilgrimage site in Montreal. Over the course of 15 years, Sonia has been collecting crèches on her various travels around the world. At each country she’s traveled to, she has tried to find the crèche that is most representative of that country’s particular culture.

“Crèches from approximately 20 countries have been selected to illustrate, inspire, entertain, and hopefully educate,” Sonia says of the exhibit.

Sacred Heart Cathedral is located at 296 Flower City Park in Rochester.