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Bethlehem Revisited comes to Lindsay

By LISA SCHULTE
The Catholic Voice

Jesus, Mary and Joseph will be making their way from Omaha to Lindsay this year for the third annual Bethlehem Revisited display.

This live recreation of the little town of Bethlehem will take place Jan. 1, 7 and 8 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the farm of Don and Lenore Pfeifer, located one mile west and one half mile south of Lindsay.

The display, complete with animals, main street shops and a live manger scene, is sponsored by Holy Family Parish and the parish's Knights of Columbus. Parishioners and other volunteers will serve as the actors in this unique presentation.

'We've got a great parish here where everybody participates and does their part and usually everything works out great," Lenore Pfeifer said.

Father Jim Kramper, pastor at St. Patrick Parish in Tekamah and Holy Family Parish in Decatur, started Bethlehem Revisited in 2003. He said he wanted to help people experience the Nativity in a deeper way.

'One can enter the experience of how humbly the Savior came to this world," he said. 'The small town (of Lindsay) fits this because he wasn't born in the big city of Jerusalem. He was born in the little town of Bethlehem."

For $2, visitors can exchange money for Bethlehem coins that can be used to purchase items in the shops or pay the beggers, he said.

The display, which changes locations every year, was in Tekamah in 2003 and at the Wenninghoff Farm in Omaha in 2004.

'We're excited about having it here," Lenore Pfeifer said. 'We're hoping we get a lot of people from the area to come out and see it."

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