“This shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.”

Here is a lovely image from a 13th c. French Psalter which I found at discarded images.

During the Octave, contemplate the Infant King.

Wrapping infant Jesus psalter 13th c Aix-en-Provence Bibliothèque municipale ms 15 fol IXr

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4 Responses to “This shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.”

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  2. Caesar says:

    “Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the first-born. The manger, then, was seen as a kind of altar.”
    – Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives

  3. Ed the Roman says:

    And They’re both smiling a bit.

  4. Mariana2 says:

    Lovely!