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National Conventions and Meetings

Friends of the Creche holds an annual meeting every year.  On odd-numbered years, the annual meeting is incorporated into a national convention.  

Mark your calendar for November 1 - 3, 2024 and join us at

Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. 



Planning is underway for the 2025 Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.  It is currently scheduled for December 2-4, 2025, and more information will be coming!

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2023 Convention in Washington, D. C.

The 2023 convention in Washington D. C. was a great success.  Hosted at the Mayflower Hotel, one half mile north of the White House, the attendees enjoyed a wide range of exciting activities, including:

  • Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land of America tour and nativity collection

  • Festival of Lights display and nativity collection

  • Washington National Cathedral tour and nativity collection 

  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception tour

  • Museum of the Bible trip

  • Monuments by Moonlight tour

  • FOTC annual meeting and banquet

Read more about past gatherings in our Archive.

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