Posada is a Latin American Advent custom, a re-enactment of the New Testament story of Holy Family’s search for lodging (Sp. Las Posadas = “lodgings”). In SL, it’s been done in a somewhat modified version, spanning the entire Advent season, with the figures of Mary and Joseph (oh, and the donkey) travelling from host to host until Christmas Day, with each host providing a home for them for the period of 24 hours. On Christmas Day they are finally settled on the grounds of Anglican Cathedral in SL, the organizer of the event.
Last year was the first time I took part in it and I’m very glad to be
able to do it again. This time I decided to put the Posada display at
Refugium, the meditation space I run, rather than my home. I thought it
would be a good way to get more people involved, but also, it’s nicer
there! The figures were in the middle of our meditation room,
and it felt special to have them there for our meditation session.