The Midwife's Tale

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Boston Cecilia

Brookline, MA

Derived from a Christmas legend found in the Arundel Manuscript, a compilation of earlier sources dating from the 8th century. It contains an extraordinary account of the Nativity by the apocryphal figure of Zachel, a midwife enlisted by Joseph to attend to Mary at the time of birth.

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