The baby is believed to be just a few hours old.
One Catholic church in Queens built its nativity scene just in time for the holidays –- and just in time for a small miracle. On Monday, a newborn baby was left in the baby Jesus’ manger.
A custodian returning from his lunch break didn’t think much at first of the cries coming from the nativity scene, which was just constructed that morning at the Holy Child Jesus Church in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens, N.Y. According to Parish Secretary Paul Cerni, the custodian found the baby boy wrapped in a towel, with the umbilical cord still attached.
“The baby seemed fine,” Cerni told ABC News. “He was a fortunate child. [The mother] made the right choice.”
Father Christopher Heanue reportedly said, “God has a way of working mysteriously because I believe when this woman who came in with this child, saw this creche, this empty home, this home in which we’ll welcome Jesus in just a few short weeks, I believe she found in it a home for her child.”