The Hour of Vespers: Flight to Egypt


    Matthew 2:13-23, Christmas 1, Year A. From the series The Advent Hours. This image depicts a legend that describes how Saint Brigid of Kildare, described as the midwife to Mary and foster-mother of Christ, placed a wreath of candles on her head and danced before Herod’s soldiers, distracting them so that Mary, Joseph, and Jesus could escape to Egypt.