Nativity

Description

St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) described her vision of seeing Mary give birth as if light passed through her body. St. Joseph had brought a candle, since it took place at night. The birth took place miraculously, without pain, while Mary was kneeling in prayer. The newborn Babe radiates a holy light. This painting reflects her vision as it circulated in Italy at the time.