Mary, the Mother of Jesus
Visit of the Magi
Saint Matthew, however, describes less tranquil circumstances following the birth of Christ. When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Magi from the east arrived to pay him homage, guided by a star. Seeking information of the child's whereabouts from King Herod, they were directed to Bethlehem, where they found Jesus with Mary his mother.
They offered gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Then, warned of Herod's purpose to kill the child, they departed quickly for their own country by another way.
The Escape to Egypt
"Rise, take the child and his mother," the angel says to Joseph. "Flee to Egypt and stay there till I tell you."