Nativity with Shepherds and Magi

Description

Rosary Basilica at Shrine of Our Lady (NDL: Notre Dame de Lourdes). Facchina Mosaic, Paris. Inscriptions are as follows: “Virgo concipiet et pariet filium” (Is 7:14; cf. Mt 1:23). “Egredietur virga de radice Jesse et flos” (Is 11:1). “Peperit filium suum” (Mt 1:25; Lk 2:6). “Quum esset ibi impleti sunt dies ut pareret” (Lc 2:6) “Pannis eum involvit et reclinavit in praesepio” (Lk 2:7). “Gloria in excelsis Deo … bonae voluntatis” (Lk 2:14). “Pastores venerunt festinantes et invenerunt Mariam et Joseph et Infantem positum in praesepio” (Lc 2:16). “Magi intrantes domum invenerunt puerum cum Maria matri ejus. Procidentes adoraverunt eum et apertis thesauris suis obtulerunt ei munera: aurum, thus et mirrham” (Mt 2:11).