St. Francis of Assisi Stars in Christmas Pageant

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

December 17, 2018

When a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity music teacher writes her own Christmas program, St. Francis takes a starring role. The program, “The Prince of Peace and St. Francis,” was written and directed by Sister Carol Juckem.  St. Benedict’s School children performed the script twice with an audience at St. Benedict’s Church, Cambridge, OH.

The program tells the story of how St. Francis wanted the people to know the true meaning of the Birth of Jesus. There were 12 narrators, six angels and six shepherds, St. Francis, Pedro, John, a nobleman, Rosie, his wife, a merchant and his son, Mary and Joseph.

Some of the songs composed by Sister Carol and sung by the children were: “The Prince of Peace,” “The Legend of the Little Donkey,” “Small, Small Shepherd,” “Angels in the Skies,” “The Last Shawl,” and “Joseph’s Dilemma,”
The audience joined in singing some of the traditional songs: “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Go, Tell It On The Mountain,” “Silent Night and “Angels We Have Heard on High.”

The Program ended with everyone singing: “The Prince of Peace is here. Welcome Him in. Welcome Him in your heart. The Prince of Peace is here. WILL YOU LET HIM IN?

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