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It is now customary for the Delegation for University Pastoral Care at the Comillas University to prepare for Christmas with activities and gestures that help to deepen the experience. Along these lines, the pastoral group of ICAI has inaugurated one more year - and this is already the third - the Technological Nativity Scene: one of the traditions which is becoming more and more evident during this Christmas period.

The previous two years, the crib was set up in refugee camps with the presence of the SJR. This, however, has begun a new series of cribs that year after year will travel to a new location, much closer geographically: the border of Melilla (spain city, frontier with Morocco).

This year, the Nativity Scene shows the presence of the Society of Jesus and the Catholic Church in the border city of Nador. In the crib appear the different projects that the Jesuits manage and support in this fishing village, accompanied by other religious orders and institutions, such as Entreculturas or the Jesuit Service for Migrants.

A project that began to be planned in February 2019 and has taken months of planning and preparation. The fence and some of the buildings are projected with a 3D printer; it has sets of hydraulic pulleys that make some of the elements move and a system of lights that tries to simulate the different moments of the day. All this without forgetting the characteristic scenes of the classic nativity scenes.

A very specific way of projecting what the migration of the Holy Family could be like in the 21st century and emphasising the enormous work of the Society of Jesus on the borders.spain

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