It was St. Francis of Assisi who made made the Christmas crèche popular and turned it into a familiar part of Christian homes around the world. He presented a Bethlehem scene with live animals on Christmas Eve in 1223 in Greccio, Italy.
Here are some nativity scenes from parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto, in no particular order.
Holy Family Parish in Whitby
St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Thornhill
St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Woodbridge
St. David's Parish in Maple
St. Clare Parish in Toronto
St. Marguerite D'Youville Parish in Brampton
Precious Blood Parish in Scarborough - outside
Precious Blood Parish in Scarborough - inside
St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Toronto
Vietnamese Martyrs Parish in Toronto
St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Richmond Hill
St. Josephine Bakhita Parish in Mississauga
Newman Centre in Toronto
*These submissions were collected between Friday, December 7 up until publication on Thursday, December 20.