Posada is a Spanish word meaning “inn” and it is a re-enactment of the search by Jesus’ two parents, Joseph and Mary for lodging prior to Jesus’ birth.
It is a chance for us to have Mary and Joseph and their donkey in our homes in the run up to 25 December, to help us remember the real meaning of Christmas – the special birth of Jesus.
During Advent Mary and Joseph ‘travel round’ the parish, visiting a different family or place every night. The overnight stay provides a great opportunity to reflect upon the true meaning of advent.
For the evening you ‘host’ Mary & Joseph you can choose to do what ever you like. Why not invite friends and family to sing carols and to talk about the meaning of Christmas?