Will you provide shelter for Mary and Joseph for a night?
What is Posada?
In a modern day Posada, figures of Mary and Joseph travel from home to home during Advent. As we remember the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem for the birth of Christ we prepare our hearts to receive him at Christmas. Each ‘host’ has the chance to create their own celebration or time of reflection in their own home.
How does it work?
All you need to do is add your name to the Journey Rota for a night that will suit you to host Mary & Joseph. The person hosting them the day before will make arrangements to bring the figures to your home at a time to suit you both. For the evening you provide shelter to Mary & Joseph, you can do whatever you like – follow your normal routine, or invite friends or family round, sing some carols, or have a period of silence and prayer– it is up to you. Use it as part of your preparation for Christmas in any way that is helpful. The following day you deliver Mary & Joseph to the next name on the list.