The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
13. THE ANGEL'S APPEARANCE TO THE SHEPHERDS HAS BECOME WIDESPREAD.
[November 29 ^th:] Early this morning the friendly innkeeper from the
last inn, in which the Holy Family spent the night from November 22
^nd-23 ^rd, sent a servant with presents to the cave, and in the course
of the day he came himself to worship the Child. The appearance of the
angels to the shepherds in the hour of Christ's Birth has made the
story of the wonderful Child of the Promise known to all good folk here
in the valleys, and these people have come to worship the Child whom
they had sheltered unknown to themselves.