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A manger with bars. Representation of the feeding box in which the Christ Child was placed at his birth. Cribs are erected in churches at Christmas time to commemorate Jesus' birth in the Bethlehem stable. The relics of the True Crib are in St. Mary Major in Rome.See Also: CRÈCHE