Franciscan Sister’s Christmas Village on Display

by Sister Julie Ann on December 26, 2015

Borrowed from the Manitowoc Historical Society this Christmas is Franciscan Sister Martina Van Ryzan’s plastic-canvas, Christmas Village. Franciscan Sister Martina Christmas village 5The multi-piece collection is on display in one of the first floor visiting areas at our Motherhouse.  Franciscan Sister Martina Christmas Village3

Before the little town was gifted to the historical society, Sister Martina’s handiwork once decorated Silver Lake College of the Holy Family library.Franciscan Sister Martina Christmas Village4

3 thoughts on “Franciscan Sister’s Christmas Village on Display”

  1. annemarielom says:

    This is so charming. Seeing Sister Martina inviting others to “see my village” is priceless. Thank you for posting this!

  2. Kelly Christine says:

    I remember her village fondly. It was amazing! Blessings to all of you.

  3. Sister Kay says:

    The villaage is an amazing piece of loving hand-work.

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