For nine months Mary bore God in her womb. Only three (maybe four) people understood the importance of Mary’s pregnancy (Mary, Joseph, Mary’s cousin Elizabeth, and Elizabeth’s husband Zachariah).
Around that time, Caesar Augustus called a census to determine just how many people he had in the empire. He did this several times throughout his reign, one in 28 BC, which recorded all the Roman citizens and the inhabitants of
The Holy Family remained in
Then, one day, some strange visitors arrived to see Jesus. In the
Herod, in his rage, ordered the death of all male babies under the age of two. The Holy Family had escaped, however, to
We know very little of his life after his birth before his public ministry, save the episode when Jesus was about 12, where he was lost in the