To divorce her quietly

When Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit, because the power of the Most High had overshadowed her, as announced by an Angel. For the Angel said to her: „Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God.” And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly, though she had been known not a man. But as he considered this, an angel appeared to him in a dream, saying: „Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.” (Text based on Matthew 1:18-21 and Luke 1:30-35 verses.)

Cum esset Maria desponsata Joseph

Antequam convenirent Maria inventa est

de Spiritu Sancto in eius utero habere infantem,

quia Altissimi virtus obumbravit Angelo nuntiante.

Qui enim dixit ei: Ne timeas Maria, invenisti gratiam et paries filium.

Joseph autem vir eius cum esset justus nollens traducere eam,

voluit occulte Mariam dimittere non virum cognoscentem.

Haec autem omnia excogitante eo,

Angelus Domini apparuit somnio:

„Ioseph, fili David, noli timere conjugem accipere quod enim in ea conceptum est, de Spiritu sancto est.

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