She assured Jerome that, in the church of the Nativity at Bethlehem, she beheld, with the eye of faith, the Christ-child wrapped in swaddling clothes (Ep. 108, 10).
To make his life conform to that of Christ, his contemporaries say that he had himself circumcised, wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a cradle, and that he then, clad in a white robe and bare-footed, walked through the streets of Parma crying "Penitenz agite!"
She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
It convinces me that Earth is still in her swaddling-clothes, and stretches forth baby fingers on every side.
He is clothed in pure, white swaddling clothes which stand out from the darkness of the cave where He has been born.