Mater Homes Nativity Play Celebrates Life
This year’s Nativity play at a home for women with crisis pregnancies, touchingly featured a six-day-old infant.
During the play at Mater Domini Home in Cape Town, it was a special moment when the newborn baby was placed in the crib by her mother, who played the part of Mary. Carols were led by Dale de Windt, the teenage organist of St Mary’s cathedral, and were sung during the play, with solos by opera singer Janel Speelman.
As the event came to a close, a candle was lit for each baby born at Mater Domini during the year. The home offers short-term safe shelter and support for mothers in crises pregnancies and women in situations of abuse. “This year has been difficult, with rising costs,” said Mater Domini’s Bernadette Ross.
To support its work and ensure its future, the home is relaunching the “100 Club”, with supporters contributing R100 a month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 061 052-3650.