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St. Patrick's Guild proudly facilitates the 50" Fontanini creche creation and signing for University of St. Thomas donors Al and Brenda Iversen.

November 12, 2016

50” Fontanini Crèche from St. Patrick’s Guild for University of St. Thomas is Signed by Emanuele Fontanini

St. Patrick’s Guild coordinated the creation of a 50” high crèche from the House of Fontanini for Al and Brenda Iversen to gift to the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of St. Thomas. The exquisite set was signed by Emanuele Fontanini, from the village of Bagni di Lucca, Italy, on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in St. Paul, MN. Emanuele signed 4 of the marble-based, hand-painted resin figures while the Iversen’s, University of St. Thomas officials, and St. Patrick’s Guild representatives Tim Doran and Mark DePalma gathered to celebrate this magnificent gift.

The 16-piece set, created by the House of Fontanini, was given to the community as a “gift of hope” by Al and Brenda Iversen. Emanuele Fontanini said the crèche is a masterpiece and the highest quality Fontanini has ever reached. Public debut is the Christmas Eve Mass at 5pm at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas on Cleveland Ave.  Father Larry Snyder, the university’s vice president for mission, will bless the crèche during the Mass.

St. Patrick’s Guild is proud to have assisted the Iversen family in meeting their vision. We carry a full line of Fontanini nativity and village figures. In addition, we are experts in providing custom church size crèches. We strive to meet the needs of every customer.

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Emanuele Fontanini signs 50" Fontanini creche obtained by St. Patrick's Guild for Al and Brenda Iversen as a gift to University of St. Thomas.